What are things that bother you? What things get under your skin?
I grew up in a household of seven. My parents had five children. Each of us were as opinionated as we were unique. And luckily my parents taught us that we each were valid. Growing up, that led for some interesting fights over silly things as two or more of us thought we were right. No one really won those arguments but it was the notion that we could say our frustrations and explain our thoughts that made us feel better.
Now as an adult, there is a lot of life that I have no control over. I can't make other people do what I want them to do, nor can I make them think the same way I do. But I am allowed to share my own thoughts and opinions, right?
You would think so. However, as I've grown up, I've learned that in order to get people to like me or get along with me (or even hire me...) I have to hide my thoughts and opinions. I can't be honest. This leads to a frustration like no other. Even my husband doesn't understand it.
"Why do you make a big deal about laundry detergent? Just let it roll off your shoulders."
I can't do that if I can't tell others why it bothers me. So tell me what frustrates you. What makes you see red or what makes you bite your tongue?
And I'd love to tell y
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