Day 10 of a lesson each day for 100 days

Today I went to get my glasses done. To do that, I had to do a refraction test. When the technician was about to carry out the test, I just wasn’t comfortable with the whole thing.

Maybe it was because it wasn’t an eye clinic but a glasses vendor, maybe it was because I could read everything on that board (you know that board you look at that has alphabets? Yeah that) without stress.

Truth is, in the past, I’ve not been able to read the letters in the last two lines and I just didn’t understand how I could see it all. Perhaps the distance between myself and the reading thing was close or maybe my eyesight is better (which is not impossible though). I came to get a stronger power because my glasses are weak so it is less likely. I really dunno but I wasn’t comfortable with the whole thing and I told him I wasn’t interested again.

I felt bad, he obviously was unhappy but I was proud of myself because I was able to say no. Past me might have agreed, paid for the test and found one excuse in the end to prevent paying for the glasses so I don’t hurt his feelings. This me went straight to the point and I didn’t even go ahead with the refraction test.

I just want to let you know that you shouldn’t stretch yourself to please people. If you’re not comfortable with something, say no. It doesn’t make you a bad person. Besides, how many people can you please? How many people can you prevent their feelings from being hurt?

Treat yourself with care❤️

What are your thoughts on this?


  1. Mira said:

    Props to you. This is my current battle that I’m determined to win. Haven’t started fighting it though.

    July 4, 2020
    • Odinakachukwu Ndukwe said:

      It’s not easy o and I still felt bad but felt liberated at the same time. Don’t worry, little steps, and thank you 🙏

      July 4, 2020

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