Ah, the age of Modern times. Want a habit to break in 2020? If so continue reading because I’m sure that you do this too.
We have to stop ending our sentences with LOL.
I was talking to a friend the other day. Explaining to her why I’m so frustrated, she’s a fellow HoH mom and she understood where I’m coming from. She listened to me vent. Here’s the thing… I ended almost every sentence with LOL. I wasn’t laughing. If you ask my husband, I was fuming. I was pissed, and rightfully so. How could an infant go from not hearing as normal, consistently, to passing magically as ‘normal’. I was not laughing, but at the end of each sentence I wrote LOL.
Why? Why did I do this? I was in the presence of someone who truly understood where I was coming from and why I felt the way I do.
We’re all unsure of ourselves.
That’s it. That’s the reason you end your sentences with LOL. We’re entirely unsure of ourselves, even when we’re in good company. We’re unsure of how that person will react. We’re unsure of how that person will view us after what we’ve said.
I knew my friend wouldn’t judge me for the things I was saying, I knew my cousin wouldn’t judge me when we talked about our twins. Yet, I was still unsure of myself, uneasy if you will.
Break The Habit.
It’s 2020 ya’ll. It’s time to cut the shit. Start being sure of yourself. Start saying what you want to say without the fear of reaction. Instead, embrace the reaction. If it’s negative, address it. If it’s positive, enjoy it. And if it needs to be talked about more, then do it! You live once, do you want to continuously live in fear of what others will think of you? Or, do you want to live authentically?
I choose to be authentic.