Dash of Sass: I Don’t Chase People Anymore
For a long time in my 20’s and even into my 30’s, I was constantly chasing after people and friendships and guys and things I thought were going to make me happy. A beautiful thing happened when I stopped the pursuit of happiness: I realized it had been here all along. Now I just stay in one place and trust that the people and opportunities meant to be in my life will flow to me naturally and with ease and certainty. I have wholly and completely embraced my singleness and my solitude and spending time alone is something I actually cherish and protect now instead of run from. I haven’t “arrived” by any stretch of the imagination…but I have, at long last, reached a place of peace about the value that I possess and that I bring to other people’s lives and I no longer feel the need to chase anyone down to force them to see it. Because here’s the bottom line: If they can’t see the beauty and joy and richness that you bring into their life, they don’t belong in yours. So stop chasing today and STAND STILL. I think you’ll be amazed at how meaningful and purposeful your life will become the very minute you stop trying to prove your meaning and purpose to others.