Some people will never understand you. Ever. In fact, if you look closely, they have made misunderstanding you their mission. But that's nothing to worry about.
My concern is that you might still feel the need to explain your choices to such people. That's one of the biggest mistakes you can make in this life.
You have a right to make the best choices for yourself. You owe no one an obligation to play it safe and do what they approve.
Happiness is a terrible price to pay for other people's approval. Let them get disappointed and upset if they want, but at least live the life you want. You owe it to yourself to do what makes you happy.
Nobody Knows What Your Journey Has Been Like
Only you know which shoes you have to fill.
They have no idea what you carry in your heart and what stirs you to action.
Nobody will ever truly understand why you love some people and openly forgive others, and also let other people go and flee from some.
We are all unique.
We have different goals and aspirations, and no one has a right to meddle in the life of another and impose their aspirations on them.
Let your life choices take you to the destination you aspire to reach in this life. You will get nowhere if you listen to all those people on the sidelines telling you to do one thing and not another.
Make Mistakes If You Will, It's Healthy
And it proves you are trying something new. And it's only by challenging ourselves that we make progress.
Sure, there are times you have made emotional choices, and I'm sure they cost you. Forgive yourself and move on. But understand that such mistakes don't take away your right to choose.
Even if you are confused, don't submit your power to choose to anyone. You can wait until you are sober enough to make confident choices once more.
You're The One Going To Live With The Choices You Make
No one else but you will bear the burden of your choices. So, why let another person make them for you when you have to take all the responsibility?
Obviously, your choices can and will affect others. But still, others have their choices to make and they can similarly affect you with their choices.
So, Take Pride In Your Ability To Make Your Own Choices
It's the only way to set yourself free and unleash your real potential.
You don't have to apologize to anyone for the choices you make in your life. You will sometimes make wrong choices, and everyone does.
But as long as you will take responsibility for the choices you have made and live the life you want, you have nothing to worry about.
Only your choices can truly change your life. So, it's only you who should make the choices that will take you to your next stage in this life.
And so, you don't have to explain your choices to anyone. You don't have to get anyone's approval before making a move in your life. Your life, your choices. It's that simple.