June 2015 marked 50 years, since I graduated from High School.
In August, I worked with a team of classmates to host a Reunion weekend in our hometowns of Torrance, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach, California.
Reconnecting with classmates/friends, I was taken back to a time, when it was easy to be "pulled into other people's nonsense," because we were young, inmature and inexperienced in learning how to best relate to others.
There was a lot of drama in High School and though I tried hard to not be "pulled in," it was almost impossible.
In my younger years, I was primarily others focused - a real people pleaser. and it was easy to become a part of other people's drama.
One of my best friends and I often talk about how much drama we created or participated in. and we always have a good laugh about it, especially when it involved boys - HA!
Going back to my childhood hometowns helped me to realize just how much I have changed and though I am still "others focused," I have much better boundaries and am no longer a part of anyone's "nonsense."
Setting healthy boundaries for myself, limiting the time I spend with people who create unnecessary drama is so freeing. Growing up and maturing in Christ has set me on a path of peace and contentment, and I am thankful that I am no longer "pulled into other people's nonsense" and that a life of simplicity and peace is a very special life indeed.
Are you a person who creates drama and pulls others in? If so, repeat these words after me
"Not my circus, not my monkeys!" I say this all the time and it works.
Angie "a mom like you"