Blog Post # 373 – Self Advocacy

Quiet resentment.

Tough thing to talk about.

I would rather be mad at you and have you not know it than for me to just come out and say it.

Passive-aggressive, you bet.

Effective, not so much.

Amany often teases me that I sue the federal government all of the time, but that I am reluctant to send a meal back to the restaurant kitchen if something is not right.

I find it easier to fight on behalf of other people than I do for myself.

Am I alone in this?

Advocacy is a passion, a calling.

Fighting against big, powerful, overreaching forces is important.

But I guess self-advocacy is important too.

If we don’t stand up for ourselves, perhaps no one else will.

For today, let me speak my truth.

My truth.

Do it in an honest, gentle and caring manner.

But do it nonetheless.

Backdated resentments do me know good.

The better option is to be upfront and honest.

And let the chips fall where they may.