I used to be shy, I used to be a people pleaser.
Within the past two years, and probably towards the end of college, I have learned to stand up for myself. When someone says something mean, I don't just sit there and take it. When someone hurts my feelings, I let them know. When someone is being rude, I prefer to not be around them. I know that I hurt others but I try to be open, I try to communicate, and I try and ask for forgiveness. Additionally, I rarely go into a situation MEANING to hurt someone.
If this is not the way I should be going through life, I hope God points me in the right direction.