Last night I had an interesting conversation with a friend. At 31 she decided to let her hair go natural, which brought up some issues she didn’t expect.

While she’s been loving the freedom of her natural hair—not worrying about it “going back” in a hot room after a hard press, for example—some folks in her family haven’t been so supportive. Their comments and little jabs started to dig into her ego and expose some insecurities that she’d held onto for years. But last night, as she let the wind blow through her thick mane while we cruised down the street after having a FABULOUS evening, she said she just didn’t give a damn anymore. She was grown and happy and that’s all that mattered.

I could certainly relate. I’ve had my fair share of moments when I was concerned what people would think or say about me, but at the end of the day, happiness lies within you, not in whatever someone else says.

Clutchettes, as we move into the weekend make a pact with yourself.

Decide that you won’t allow the whims of others to dictate how you feel about yourself—for real, for real.

While others are certainly entitled to their opinions, you’re entitled to living your life on your own terms, and if what they’re saying wrecks your flow or makes you feel less than….keep on moving and don’t even give a damn about it.

Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!   

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    It is true. when you stop caring about what people say to and about you you are happier and much more confident. You never realize just how much your friends and family members are affecting your opinion of yourself and self-esteem until you just stop caring. Thanks for posting.

  • Yassss! Say it! At the end of the day, if we aren’t comfortable and happy with ourselves we’re LOSING. Accept and be happy with yourself and other people will be forced to when they see you don’t care about their opinion. :)