Taking My Life BackI've spent far too long being the person other people wanted me to be and doing things that other people wanted me to do. My parents opinions and approval have always mattered strongly to me and I'd never want to lose my parent's respect but I can see that I need to be my own person.
When I look back on my life I recognise that I've always been the 'giver'; apart from what my parents have given me I've never taken anything or really been given anything. I've spent my whole time running round after other people and looking after them and supporting them, both at work and socially.
Recently though I've removed myself from the game. I'm not playing anymore, I'm not competing anymore. I bother with the people who are worth it. I even have a longer goal of a career change - everyone is nagging me about getting promoted but that's not actually what I want to do!
I'm doing things my way - which kind of involves not doing things, which is how I like it!