As you grow up, life comes at you hard and fast. You need to pick and choose which things are important to you and which things aren’t worth your energy. I’ve learned that being a strong woman means not giving a f*ck about the little things in life that have no real meaning.
There are things that I will not waste my energy caring about, and if you’re anything like me, you won’t either. These are 8 f*cks I stopped giving because I’m a strong woman living my best life.
1. What Other People Think
People like to gossip and judge others for their choices. If a stranger has someone to say about me, I don’t give a damn. Everyone can think whatever they like but I don’t have to listen. I’m living my life for me and no one else.
2. Cutting Out Toxic People
I used to feel bad when I had to cut someone negative out of my life, but that soon faded. If you’re just in my life to hurt me or because you want something from me, then you can get the hell out. I don’t need people like that and I won’t apologize for showing you the door when I see your true colors shine through.
3. Fitting In
So what if I’m a little different from anyone else? Why should I have to fit in just to keep people happy? I refuse to change who I am to fit societies rules. I’ll wear what I want, talk how I want, and act how I want.
4. Respecting People Who Don’t Respect Me
If you treat me like sh*t, you can be sure that I’m not going to show you respect. I’ll be the bigger person and walk away, but don’t expect me to kneel at your feet just because you think that you deserve it.
5. Looking for Love
Love is a wonderful thing, but I’m not searching for it. All I’m looking for are ways to make my life as happy as possible. If someone comes into my life at the right time and brings me joy, then I’ll accept it, but I’m strong enough to be happy on my own.
6. Having the Latest Trends
I don’t have the latest phone, the coolest new piece of jewelry, and I don’t do my makeup the way the internet tells me to. The things that I have and the way that I do things are because they’re what works best for me. Just because it’s trending, doesn’t mean that I have to buy into it.
7. What my Ex is Doing
Grieving is for loved ones who have passed away, not for a**holes that you had to kick out of your life. I could care less what my ex is doing because they are long gone from my life. They’re out of my world for a reason and I intend to keep it that way.
8. My Attitude
Not caring about these things does not make me a bad person. I’m just looking after myself and my own needs because if I don’t, who will? I’m not going to apologize for my attitude towards life because there’s nothing to apologize for.
I choose not to care about these things because I know that they won’t bring me any happiness. I’m done giving a f*ck about anything that doesn’t benefit my life. My time is only for the things I know really matter, and I know that I’m too strong to give that up.
To the strong woman reading this, don’t feel bad for not caring about these things. This is your life, live it the best way that you possibly can.