Updated: Jan 29
My friend’s daughter is dating a new guy. Her daughter insists they are not boyfriend + girlfriend. My friend observed that they clearly do all the things girl/boyfriends do and wondered why her daughter was so emphatic on making it clear they’re NOT girl/boyfriend. So, my friend asked. Her daughter told her she didn’t want to call him her boyfriend because she didn’t want to deal with all the commitments and expectations that comes with being boy/girlfriend.
On the one hand, this made sense to me. After all, who wants to be burdened with other's expectations? On the other hand, my #1 question is…why do we take on expectations, roles, titles, etc. established by others?
We’re powerful beings, more powerful than we realize. We have the capacity to make our own rules (certainly in our minds and usually in the world too). We can accept or reject any expectation any time we want. Yet, so often we succumb to others telling us who or what we should be. It’s time for each of us, every single person, to begin making our own rules. It’s time to set expectations and define rules for ourselves that suit our unique needs and desires.
The time has come to step into your real power, stand by your convictions, speak your truth and make your own rules. Go forth amazing one and, with grace, create the world in which you most want to live and thrive.
With Grace, Kimble
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