I Just Fired Everybody

March 3, 2013

I cannot, for the life of me, remember where I read this quote.

I think it was The Huffington Post.

But I’m not positive.

All I know for sure is Sally Field said this…

“They said, ‘Well, that’s foolish. You’ll never work, you’re not pretty enough, you’re not good enough,’ and I said, ‘You’re fired.’ Then my business manager said the same thing and I said, ‘You’re fired.’ I just fired everybody. Then I left my husband. You know, I was like, ‘Out, all of you.’ I couldn’t afford to have those voices near me that said, ‘You can’t do this, you’re not good enough,’ because I have too many voices inside of me that say that.”

I hope, at some point in every person’s life – they develop the same aversion to poison.

I hope, at some point in every person’s life – they want to be done with doubt.

I finally have.

And I finally do.

I can barely stand when I poison (or doubt) myself. I actually give me anxiety when I act insecurely. Or immaturely. Or make poor choices. Or misbehave.


So, why the @#$% would I let someone else make me feel so incredibly toxic?

It’s simple.

I shouldn’t.

And neither should you.

In fact, if I make you feel toxic. You ought to unfriend me. Because, if you’re poisonous, I intend to (try to) unfriend you.

One of my best pals spelled it out for me so clearly the other day.

She said…

“Natalie, when you physically react so violently to a person or situation. That’s flight. Not fight.”

It’s easy to believe it’s fight…when you’re a fighter.

But she was right.

It was, and it has always been, flight.

Your body, and your mind, know better.

Your body, and your mind, give you all the signs you need, to move the mother@#$% on.

You just have to read the signs…and act accordingly.

You just have to listen.

And learn.

And grow.


Growing up sucks, when you’re a very tall toddler.

Nevertheless, I suppose it’s time.



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Heather O March 18, 2013 at 4:19 am

There’s nothing more toxic than someone who wants to be around you just to scold or change you. As if I don’t have enough going on in my brain to have another person make me question what words and actions come out of this body. Loved this post Natalie. 🙂 But I have to say, it’s the picture that drew me in … life vampires = barfola.


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