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I was chatting with one of my cousins regarding one of my issues. There are some guys that I don’t feel comfortable with–whether at work and outside of it.

Usually, I can tolerate a lot (and I mean A LOT) until I feel like I have to take some measures.

As I was explaining my situation, my cousin said that the problem was that I am too nice.

She had experienced the same thing, and that my being nice could sometimes be an encouragement to others.

Since I usually smile, divert, and just remove myself from the situation quickly when I feel uncomfortable… that by not saying anything about what’s making me uncomfortable… I was actually perpetuating my situation.

I think that this is another tough lesson for me to learn from, and is an important part of self-care and standing up for myself.