Date Night: As he and I were sipping yummy craft cocktails at a cool hidden bar in the city (a real speakeasy type of vibe), I noticed this cute couple seated next to us. The guy's head was bent, on his gadget texting away while she sat awaiting to be acknowledged. He had barely touched his drink and she had almost finished hers.
The beau and I continued to chat, laugh, flirt and after some time I glanced over at the couple and their position was the same. Her body language and sighs indicated she was not having a good time. She was totally being ignored.
So I struck up a conversation with her. She turned towards us and seemed so happy to have someone to chat with. She was so talkative! We spoke about cultures, expectations, my upcoming Indian wedding, etc. I asked what she did and told her what I did and her face lit up. She said, "Wow! I need to come see you." The gentleman remained on his gadget the entire time.
Time is the MOST precious resource you have, one you never get back. #Life is not guaranteed. We do not know when our last day will be; yet many of us spend this resource so frivolously.
💥We sit in silence across from people who do not see us.
💥We beg for people to spend time with us, people who do not want us.
💥 We share vulnerable aspects of ourselves with people who do not hear us.
💥 We spend time either trying to change another or with people who try to change us because they do not think we are good enough.
💥 We spend time stuck in our heads, reliving the past.
Use your voice. Ask for what you want/need. Be willing to walk away if you are not getting it. Invest your time and resources wisely. - Misha N. Granado, MPH, MS