On Friday, during the early morning, I encountered a truly toxic individual. I was really good about it too. I did not react to what was told to me and I did not jump to conclusions and tell them off like I would normally do. I contemplated my next steps, shared the situation with my husband on the commute home, and replayed in my mind all the various ways that the scene could have played out differently.
Yesterday, I realized that all this was wasted energy. I really don't care what this person says or thinks about me. I am a person who generally gets along with everyone and I am very easy to work with. Why then did I waste all this time on a person who really has no impact on my life? Well, the answer is: I am a problem solver. I see conflict or any type of dilemma and my mind races to find a way to balance it out. Kind of like an algebraic equation.
**FYI- The one up above, is the quadratic formula used when solving for x when you are unable to factor binomials.**
Well, I decided that Monday I will ask this person if they have a problem. If not, I will let it go. If so, then I will try to resolve or just cut the person off completely. I don't need negativity in my life. I get enough of that from the rest of the world.
On a more positive note . . .
Today the Burrowers, my very supportive Writers' group, is hosting a drabble challenge. We post the image and you write a story in exactly 100 words. Please visit here. Happy writing everyone!