Here's one thing I've learned over the years: Don't try to win over your naysayers, live your life for YOU. » You deserve all your energy to blossom, trying to win over critics not only depletes us but causes us to deviate from our path.
SF Therapist, originally an East Coast native. I have been in the mental health field for 12 years. Check out my stories on Instagram at @therapywithcatharine!