Neuroticism. Yes, it is something I struggle with and I’d like to even think that it’s genetic, but I do my best everyday in combating it. I was once told by a colleague of mine that if you worry too much about what others think, you might as well let them make your decisions for you. That really stuck with me and it gave me a sense of validation for living the life that I wanted for myself. To live by your own rules and what makes you happy.
“That’s the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life.” -Chuck Palashniuk