As my thirties progress I’ve developed a mental resilience that goes far beyond any previously held traits of rebellion or stubborness. I choose my battles a lot more carefully and distribute my energies in a more appropriate fashion than in earlier years.
These days I am patient and flexible enough to bend yet resilient and deep rooted enough to completely stand my ground. When the timing is right I then set about doing things my way or, as I prefer to call it, ‘the right way’. Some days people don’t know what’s hit them and I very much enjoy that.