Haters gonna hate, you gotta brush it off.

This is solid advice, one that I drop often with the teens. Whether they take it or not depends on the day. Sorta. It probably also depends on hormone fluctuations, sleep deficiency, blood sugar levels, and whether Mercury’s in retrograde. Still, I offer it up.

I can brush a lot of stuff off but every once in a while something gets under my skin. Like really digs in there and refuses to dislodge. It’s a problem, see, ’cause I’m over here all “kids, you just gotta let it go or it’ll eat you alive” while I’m sitting there getting gobbled up from the inside out. I have one of those now. Not a hater specifically but something I’ve done my best to brush off except it’s not really going to go away until I handle it.

Because sometimes brushing it off just won’t cut it.

Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “brush.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or an idiom. Have fun!