“I made it for the girl who worked her ass off to build a life she’s proud of...”

15 Feb 2019
“I made it for the girl who worked her ass off to build a life she’s proud of...”
Last week a guy I know from a networking group said to me, “Is that your car? Does your dad pay for it?”

And as I listened to him say those words, I felt a few things. I was offended that he thought it was acceptable to ask a 35 year old woman that question. I was irritated knowing he wouldn’t have said it to a man. And yet I was also uncomfortable because even though I pay for my car, my apartment, and all of my other bills, I felt deflated knowing this wasn’t the first comment from a guy in this group questioning how I’m paying for my lifestyle and at this point, it likely wasn’t about the be the last …

And as I processed that comment throughout the day, I realized I had to make a decision and it would likely be an uncomfortable one. Because I believe that when I give a group or a person my money for a product or a service, it represents my vote of confidence in who they are and what they represent.

And so I chose to walk away from something I had invested time, energy, and money into because I felt like I could no longer contribute to it. And here’s the thing, some people I spoke to were incredibly understanding of the decision I made to go in a different direction and supportive of however I wanted to go about it. And a prominent member of the group chose to question my mental toughness and give me a lesson on how to be successful in business. 

And at the end of the day, I didn’t make my decision for any of these people. I made it for the girl who worked her ass off to build a life she’s proud of and who refuses to shrink just so someone else can feel comfortable about the car she drives, the place she lives, and the lifestyle she’s created…
Author: Ciji Siddons
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