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reverb13-blog-button Throughout the month of December, I’ll be participating in #reverb13: Reverb is a way to reflect on the past year and project into the next year with a prompt a day for 31 days.  December is the perfect time to reflect on 2013 and start to create intentions for 2014.

Day 24: Driving Me Crazy

Crazy | What one little thing drove you crazy this year?  Was it unique to this past year or has it been buggin’ you for a while?  How do you intend to get rid of it or resolve it in 2014?

I wish this wasn’t the prompt for Christmas Eve, because I want to keep things positive, but here goes.

The main thing that drives me crazy is when people are insincere or inauthentic.  Pretending to be something you’re not is just an ugly look.  I have a few “Facebook friends” who portray themselves in such a different light than they actually live, and it gets to me.  I’m not one to complain on FB, because I don’t see much point in that, and I do like to keep things positive, but these people are fictionalizing everything. Either that or they’re just incredibly clueless and un-self-aware about how snarky and negative they are in real life. So much so that I’ve hidden their posts because I just couldn’t take the fake anymore.

I think it upsets me because I live my life so out in the open and with such honesty.  I’ve worked really hard to change myself, inside and out, and to become a better person. But, I know that each person lives their own journey, and it shouldn’t affect me. These people are unhappy but unable to make the change.  I truly hope that they’ll be able to see themselves as everyone else sees them, and make the changes they need to so they can start being real.  So, I do resolve to stop letting it bother me.  I may go so far as to “unfriend” the people because I really don’t need them in my life or my newsfeed.

On a more positive note, I’m going to continue to live authentically.

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