You may not know it, but you’re in the thick of things. Realize your true value. Your well planned approach — to work, to your love life or to an issue with a good friend — is about to run up against someone else’s beliefs about how things ought to be done. Your natural reaction is to stick to your guns and argue for your way — which is, after all, the best way. Still, diplomacy is essential right now. Allow them to make a contribution — maybe by joining the two approaches.
Friends acting detached are searching for their place in life. Give them space. All those plans your friends or family members have made sound just wonderful, don’t they? If you had the energy, you’d go — and you’d have a fine time of it, too. But you don’t have the energy, and you know you can’t fake it. So why not just say no? Sure, they’re unfamiliar with the concept, but they’ll have to get used to it sooner or later. Might as well be now.
Your inner child may be starting to rebel. Give in! It won’t hurt, just this once. Stop worrying, even though it’s one of the things you’re best at. You’ve followed all the rules and done things right, even in the eyes of those higher-ups who were looking to find fault with you. In short, you’ve been tested and found to be right on top of your game. So if one of the powers that be seems to be acting oddly, force yourself to relax. Who knows what’s going on in their world?