Once my emotional door closes on someone, it does so with ease. It’s not a process that involves making a decision, it simply happens like a switch that is flicked once I’ve reached my threshold.

I’ve often put up with lengthy stretches of idiotic behavior and insanely low levels of respect in relationships because I had invested in someone. Then suddenly self-love steps up and slams the emotional door with force.

The older I get, the quieter I become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age and you realize how much time you wasted on complete nonsense. You have no choice other than to preserve your energy and realize that your self-worth has more value to you than anything money can buy. You can’t put a dollar sign on your inner peace and the stillness that comes with it.

When you recognize that people in your life no longer have value, or bring you joy, and only cause chaos, they no longer deserve your time or attention. For me, it is as easy as it sounds.

The personality I was blessed with or cursed with, depending on your perspective, dictates my behavior. My greatest gift and the one I’m most thankful for is clarity. I can see through people like I’m peering into a freshly cleaned window. Others may buy into the snake oil you’re selling, but you know that I know you have no substance and your words are empty, just like your soul.

I make no apologies for it. On the contrary, I’m quite grateful that not one more second of my life will be wasted on people that are undeserving.

If you can’t stand the heat….