5 days ago
Watercolor & ink, 16”x20” .
Self portraits are so SO weird to work on, but in this case, I found it most fitting.
Anyway, over the past several years, I’ve learned there’s a difference between being kind and being a people pleaser.
Kindness should never mean silencing myself, burying my needs, or allowing others to take advantage of me. Kindness doesn’t require constantly decorating negative, normal emotions to meet others expectations of what they perceive me to be.
It’s taken me a long time to draw the line between these two things, and I’ll admit I still struggle with it often, but I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of it.