I’ve never been one to shy away from saying how I feel. If your behavior affects me in a negative way it will elicit a response, usually pretty rapidly. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes a little “overboard” shall we say? It has taken a lot of work to control my mouth. And I use the word control loosely. I don’t necessarily mean in a sense that I won’t say the truth, I will, but maybe not react so quickly. I have also come to realize that sometimes I do just need to take a step back. Assess the situation and wait to respond. When I don’t is usually when I get into trouble. This past summer was proof of not taking a step back first. I just fired away what was on my mind, and the consequences were pretty heartbreaking. I almost just did it with someone new, but my wonderful, understanding and oh so patient friends stopped me. And for once I stopped me before the bleeding began.
I have a smart mouth, a sarcastic sense of humor, a sharp tongue. But I will never put anyone down, even if they have done it to me. I will however tell you how I feel and it doesn’t always work to my advantage or give me the outcome I had hoped but I’d rather be real than fake. That part of me won’t ever change, but maybe the delivery time of my response will. Still working on that part. Think before speaking but most of all when it comes to me, think before texting.