Narcissism: "Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism." (via)
A few months ago, my therapist told me to learn and understand what a narcissist is, and be very aware of certain behaviors while going through my healing process. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to learn first hand what narcissism is. The whole thing is absolutely fascinating really. No need for details, but holy crap...there are some really f'd up people in this world. For. Real.
Self Worth: Back in February, I made a decision to be me, do me, find me. I recently lost site of this promise to myself. And because I lost site of it, I let my definition of self worth go down the crapper. The thing is, I'm pretty freaking cool. And yes, I've done stuff in this life that is far less than cool, but generally speaking, I'm an OK person, and I deserve to believe this about myself. Yesterday's facebook status (I would have tweeted it if I was a tweeter, but I'm not, so I didn't): Today I choose to BELIEVE that I hold the power and that I have the strength, and NO ONE else controls that. No. One.
Other than that, I'm soaking up the sun and thinking about how awesome it was to have the Brian Odell Band in my neck of the woods, and how his voice puts my soul at ease.
And I'm thanking my friends for being the most incredible people in the world. I'm a lucky duck to have these people...and I am eternally grateful.
Friends, I hope you all had amazing weekends! It's 4th of July week (already!), and a short one at that, although I'm working on the 4th, but only so I can take Friday off instead! YAHOO! Have incredible weeks everyone!
Have an awesome day!