I heard back from the person who offered me an opportunity that I passed on. Her response to my decline of her offer was largely warm and genuine.
And then there was some shade. If this had been a tweet, it would have been the most savage subtweet ev. er. She threw shade at someone we both worked with and she kind of threw a bit of shade at me.
What’s interesting is that I totally noticed the shade thrown to the other person, but I completely had no clue some was directed at me until someone else pointed it out to me.
And even when they did, I was like, “Meh. Whatever.” And it didn’t even faze me. That has never happened before. Like ever.
So now I’m trying to figure out what to attribute this change to. Is it age? Nah. I feel like it has more to do with the fact that I am beginning to feel more comfortable in my skin. And if you don’t like something about me, that’s fine. But I like me, and frankly, that’s all that ever really matters. It feels good to recognize that and even better to own it.
I feel so good about this. And it makes me recognize that I must have quite an impact on you if you carved out some time to throw shade. I’ll just be over here basking in the sun though.