Have you been with the wrong people?

"It is time to stop spending all your valuable time with the wrong people."

That's one of the things I always remind to myself. Everyday, everytime, everywhere! And this I think I would always remember - this thought, It's not the people that stand by you when you are at your best, but the ones who stand right there beside you when you are at your worst point of your life - these are what we call 'real friends.'

We always surround ourselves with so many and I have realized the importance of this in the past few months. This world is full of dramatic, angry, selfish, self-centered, pessimistic people. At times whether it's out of pity or wanting to help them, I find myself trying to bring them to the other side but quickly realize that its hard to change a person. Instead we end up stuck between them and the negative energy, not a place anyone needs to be.

Our life is too short to waste precious time with people who suck all the happiness out of you. If you are to be in someone's life, then they will make room for you. You should never have to fight for a spot in a person's life. There should never be a time in your life that you make yourself available to someone who continues to overlook what you are worth, whether it be family, friends, husband, girlfriends, church folks, etc.

Stop letting others bring you down to their level. Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others. – Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway.  Just do what you know in your heart is right. Always remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.

You know, those so-called 'friends' who make you feel bad about yourself with backhanded compliments or the ones who aren’t going anywhere anytime soon? Drop them, as soon as possible. We are directly affected by the people we choose to surround ourselves with, so don’t you want to be spending time with good-hearted, go-getters? And this includes the boy/girlfriend you know is bad for you.

At the end of the day, you’re the only one who has to live with your decisions. Be confident in the choices you make and don’t feel the need to constantly explain them to others. If you decide to go into teaching, own it. Don’t let someone tell you what “better” options you could be studying. The same rule applies to everything. If you want to dye your hair pink, don’t feel the need to explain your decisions to others. Simply because you like it, is more than reason enough.

Goodbye drama! Goodbye negativity! Goodbye wrong people!!!!