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I Said "No"

I'm a people pleaser. I can admit that. I have a  nurturing personality that strives to make people happy. Unfortunately,  this often leads to me at times being unhappy. I've spent a great deal of my life, putting others feelings and needs before my own. Regrettably, leaving me drained both mentally and emotionally.
Luckily, I've recently gotten into the habit, for my own sanity and well being, of saying no. Not a formidable no. Not an angry no. Surely not an indecisive no. And while I'm sure that this new approach has rubbed some folks the wrong way, that's really not my concern. In the end, me short changing myself by taking on too many commitments, leads to my short changing anyone who expects me to be at my best. So please, don't be upset when I decline your invitation. Don't think I'm being snotty when I refuse to run errands for you. Don't feign anger or aggression just because I told you that I won't lend you money. ..again. I'm getti…