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Walking Away From Negative People

Three years ago, I was a different person. I wasn’t as kind, open-minded as I am now.

When I worked, that was exactly what I did.  I lived to work, and worked to live.  There was no balance of work and home life.  Work managed to infiltrate every corner of my life (including vacations).

Quitting my job was one of the scariest yet liberating experiences that I had so far.  Once leaving my job, I relocated my personality, and I have literally come back from the dead.  I’m more positive, and all together happier than I was before.

So today, when I had a meeting with my doctor (who is also a very negative person), I saw where I was three years ago and glad I’m no longer there.

In a short visit of 20 minutes, he managed to turn an exciting experience into something that made me want to cry. I went to him while looking to confirm my good news. But instead, I ended up leaving the office with a heavy heart.

So much has changed in me since I’ve last seen him, and he wasn’t even supportive of the positive changes that I’ve made. Instead, he berated me, and made me feel horrible.

Since walking away from a job that did weigh a lot on me, I’ve learned a lot about what I have to deal with and what I should deal with.

You have to deal with coworkers and clients, even if personalities don’t work together.  But, if you’re paying someone for a service and you don’t like the way they do business, you don’t have to deal with them.  Move on, and find someone new.

I find that while living is the longest thing we’ll ever do in our lifetime, we don’t have to spend it in negative company.

This doctor who I went to see made me feel so horrible that I didn’t want to do anything when I got home.  His negativity just washed over me and I ended up absorbing it.

Tonight, I’m going to start my search for a new doctor.  I know that I’m not going to find the right one right away, but with so many doctors out there, I know I have to at least try to find one that makes me happy.

I will find one that our personalities will not clash, and for once, I’ll look forward to seeing them.

 

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