When I turned 30, I made a new list of rules for myself.
- No more letting people borrow money that they never pay back!
- No more paying for women to have abortions!
- No more accepting collect calls!
- No more taking care of other people’s children!
- No more feeling guilty and doing things I don’t want to do!
- No more going places because other people want me to go!
- No more meeting people’s families so they can prove they know me!
- I was tired of being the birthday clown. (Yes, people ask for you to come over like I’m a birthday present to someone. It’s weird)!
- No more fake friends. I’d rather spend my days alone!
- No more dating groupies (male groupies are just as bad as women)!
- No more driving people around like I’m a taxi!
- And last but not least, no more putting other people’s needs in front of my own!
I received an inspirational text from my friend Keeland Ellis that I will never forget. He told me, “Have no friends who do not equal you. Watch those that you don’t know who are always wanting to be with you, and those who are wanting to be like you!”
I wish he would have told me this straight out of high school but he told me on time because not only did I hear every word of it, but I understand it now so I guess that’s an example of God’s time.