You’ve said it yourself ~
My boss doesn’t even realise how hard I work … it’s like I’m invisible.
My partner never notices me … if I painted myself green he wouldn’t even look up from the football.
My mother’s so busy with her golf buddies that she doesn’t even think about me … she hasn’t called for weeks.
Nobody gives a fuck about me.
So here’s the paradox.
If nobody gives a fuck about you then you can do whatever you want without anyone noticing.
You can stop staying back late at work to make sure that report is printed in colour and spiral bound.
You can stop vacuuming the floor every day in case your mother drops by.
And instead you can take care of you. You can get a massage or your nails done just because you want to. You can knock off at 5pm and sit on the verandah have a glass of wine before you start cooking dinner. You can close the door on the dust specks on the floor and go for a walk.
If nobody gives a fuck then stop acting like they do.
If you’re slaving your guts out and not one person says thank-you then just stop.
Totally, absolutely, completely, madly, passionately, chaotically you.
Wear lime green, read a book, put on some music and sing along, eat the damn cake!
Go on … you know you want to.