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  • Jenny Marie

People Lover, Not Pleaser

Updated: Mar 7

Dear Jo,

I've always called myself a "people person" meaning I love people. I like getting to know them and their stories. I find human nature and triumph fascinating. I'm a hugger. That's the type of person I am. This girl is not reserved, snooty or an introvert.๐Ÿ˜‚



Although, I love people in general, I'm not a people pleaser. I do not seek to get the approval of others or care what people think. You might as well be a slave to society if that's how you feel. (Reminds me of high school days just talking about it). I feel for the teens of today. It wasn't easy when I was growing up and it's seems WAY more scary these days with social media and the heavy medication of our youth. ๐Ÿ˜ต


If I knew then what I know now, I would have been a lot more mentally free at an earlier age. However, if you surveyed my high school friends, they would have told you, I was the "crazy one." The outspoken one. The one who didn't seem like she cared what other people thought. Interesting how we can portray one thing to the outside world and yet feel completely different on the inside.


#PeopleLover

If I knew then what I know now, I would have been a lot more mentally free at an earlier age.

I've learned a lot about what affects people's thoughts and feelings throughout the years. I think many people hold stuff inside and therefore think "they are the ONLY one" because that's how it feels when you don't open up. However, when you do open up and find out that many feel the way you do, you realize you are NOT alone. You also realize you're not "crazy" or "different" or "bad" or... the list could go on. ๐Ÿค—


People have always been coming to me ever since I was a teen. They wanted advice or to talk or to be heard. They wanted to know how to communicate something to someone else. I once had a stranger approach me in a #CrackerBarrel and start telling me things about their life that were "not for the average ears". I used to wonder what it was about me that made people feel they could just walk up to me and let it all out. I figured it out later on in life. โค๏ธ๏ธ


I think I've always known that people needed something that they weren't getting and I understood that from a very young age. That's why it's my mission in life now to make a difference in humanity. To work with other groups who have a similar purpose and to help people find what they are looking for. ๐Ÿ”Ž


Speaking of people, I need to go now to volunteer!


โค๏ธ๏ธ Love, Jenny

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