Expectations Are Ruining My Life

And probably yours too

Julia Rose
Oct 1, 2018 · 4 min read
“photography of man seeing doddle wall art” by ckturistando on Unsplash

What happened is your Expectations.

And that shit’s in your head.

It’s not going to.

What happens if it doesn’t?

I’m not actively choosing. I’m on autopilot.

Truth #1: The people around you don’t owe you anything

Truth #2: Expectations steal real moments

Truth #3: Expectations lead to disappointment

What can we do instead?

First of all, take a deep breath. Pause.

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