Those of you who come into our office, have seen my corgi Bailee and may have gotten a sniff from her. Will she let you pet her? Nope! Sadly, she always scurries away. While I had fantasized that she could be trained as an emotional therapy dog, that just never happened because she doesn’t like anyone to touch her unless she’s feeling it. I don’t get it because she’s been with us since she was 2 months old and we always loved up on her as much as possible, so it makes no sense.
Now that Bailee is almost 4 (wow!), I have spent most of my days and nights with her and have realized that she is stubborn as FUCK, takes no funny business from anyone and does
Whatever. The. Hell. She. Wants.
If she doesn’t want you to pet her? She keeps her distance. If she doesn’t want to go in that direction on our walks, she pulls in the one she wants to go in. If she doesn’t want to be snuggled, she’ll show her teeth. You can’t make her do most things if she’s not into it.
She’s a pain in the ass.
Yet, she is my role model!
I’m honored when my people tell me she’s my mini me because I’ve always aspired to be that way too … in spite of all the people in my life getting offended when I did and do honor my own path.
How about you?
Could you benefit from being more like Bailee? Can you do a quick observation of your life and see if you are doing things you don’t want to do even despite that voice telling you to say no?
I’m not saying you need to show your teeth when someone wants to snuggle you but if you’re not into it, DON’T DO IT.
It’s really that simple. Do what you want.
Stop doing shit you don’t want to do and start doing more of the things you do want to do.
Once you implement this I promise you, your life will improve dramatically.
If you don’t know how to do this or feel stuck, remember WE GOT YOU! Make an appointment here and let’s get started on channeling your inner Bailee!