It’s hard when we want to change, we begin to change, but people hold us to our past. People will always remember what you said, what you did, and will make lite of what you are NOW saying and doing. It will get better. As long as it took to create this reputation in people’s minds- it will take a minute or so to begin to break down the past and rebuild your new present!
But only in the eyes of others. Truth is as frustrating as that may be, what’s important here is that you need only to prove anything to yourself. The rest will follow. But in your heart, deep down where it counts, you know the truth! Are you changing? Have you changed? That’s what matters!
In the meantime stay strong! Be true to who you are. Don’t let their having to “catch up” bring you down.
But do think on this- IF you are wishy washy….. If one minute you are this “new” person filled with the strength and perseverance to change….. And the next you are….not, don’t be mad at others for not taking you seriously. Always be honest. Don’t be a victim.; be a victor. Part of that path will be to be honest and accept responsibility!
You can do anything you set your mind to! ❤️❤️