We went to Millie’s today, she’d invited us over to take Jasper so their new puppy, Rex could learn to socialise with other dogs. I should really have said no because Millie only ever asks us over when it benefits her in some way. I should really have said no because Millie did exactly what I knew she would do. She treated Rex like a King and Jasper like a delinquent child; telling him off for barking and picking Rex up and cuddling him when Jasper came close rather than letting him actually learn to socialise.
Last year I spent a week saying yes to absolutely everything, it didn’t do great things for me. This year I’m learning how important it is for me to say no. I often say yes to things I don’t want to do or that I know will have a negative effect on me in some way. If I’m going to really live a life true to me, to who I am, I have to start saying no to things that don’t feel right or that I just don’t want to do.