I recently received a comment from someone on the blog, stating that I was needy, and that life wasn’t about getting what you want.
At first I was offended. Defensive, even, in a knee-jerk kind of way. “Needy” is kind of a trigger word for many women. It is for me, anyhow. The last thing I want to do is rock any boats, or take up any more space than absolutely necessary.
Except that’s not exactly true. And the more I thought about it, the angrier I got.
I do have needs! I work hard to be self-aware and find ways to have those needs met, while still being a good and kind human to the other humans around me. Anyone who says they DON’T have needs is either lying or delusional.
And how sad is it that there are people out there who think life isn’t about getting what you want…Now it isn’t ONLY about me and my wants and needs. But I’ll be damned if I’m not going to work my hardest to have the best life I can, and to proactively go after the things that I NEED and the things that I WANT.