(Closed) Just trying to better myself/ or Huge Ego?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Huge Ego or Trying to Better Myself?
    Trying to Better Myself : (64 votes)
    89 %
    Huge Ego : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Don't Care just Love Polls! : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Keep moving forward!  Any change is bound to meet resistance.  Stay focused on how YOU feel; it’s okay to have a thicker skin and be joyful for the life you have now without guilt.  Do you have an etsy shop?

    Post # 4
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    It definitely sounds like you are just trying to better yourself.  Your friends are just not used to the new you that is more confident and secure. 

    I also want to know if you have an etsy shop 😉  Self promo is against the TOS but maybe you can PM if you have one??

    Post # 5
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Don’t let anyone tell you that getting an education and setting career goals for yourself is “uppity!”  That’s just ridiculous.

    That said, if you spend a lot of time talking about your new good fortune around them, or telling them about all the new ways you’re spending your time (nails, salon, etc.) it could seem insensitive, self-absorbed, or irritating. So try to make sure you’re talking about their lives at least as much or more than you talk about your own when you get together.

    Post # 7
    11270 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @ashasmith:  i think it’s wonderful that you are making personal goals.  if you don’t, then you remain stagnant.  improving your education is always a positive move.  good luck with your new business venture.

    Post # 8
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think even just losing weight can motivate you to look better overall. I know it has for me and my financial status is the same lol.

    Post # 9
    206 posts
    Helper bee

    You could still set up an etsy shop showing the lingerie you have done as samples and offering bespoke services!

    I don’t agree with your friends…I’m happy for you! Sometimes people tend to be a little skeptical …you should just do what you intend to do. 

    Post # 10
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Everyone deserves to be happy, especially if they work hard for it. Still, it’s always good to be self aware. If your friends aren’t the type to normally say hurtful things for no good reason, maybe take it as an opportunity to reflect on how you’re coming across to other people. I for instance, have been raised with the belief that it’s somewhat crass to talk about money/finances/how much money you have. So it doesn’t impress me when people “name drop” things about their life, like how much they are spending or whatever the case may be. Just being happy is reward enough.

    Post # 11
    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Sometimes decisions like going back to school, starting a new business, changing careers, moving overseas, etc are perceived as risky by others and you’re likely to get some pessimistic comments about it (or a lot of “what if” comments). Don’t let that stop you. Smile and change the subject. If you have been making and selling lingerie for 10 years and you have the drive and the resources now to grow your business, go for it!


    Post # 12
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Just going to toss out there that it sounds like they’re jealous. I think wanting to go into business for yourself is a great idea and definitely NOT ego related.

    Post # 13
    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    You go, hot mama!!

    Post # 14
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    You are changing for the better and they’re not. That”s why you are “uppity” because you are going forward with your life and doing something you love. They don’t have the opportunity to do that. I hope they change their attitude and let themselves be happy for you.

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