Living authentically and honoring yourself may involve making decisions others judge or disapprove of.
Let people have opinions and judgments.
Let people not understand your decisions.
Others have the right to think, judge, and believe whatever they want. You can’t change that.
The need to change people’s opinions of us and gain their approval is a futile task. And it simply doesn’t matter.
What matters is whether you will allow yourself to live your truth, even if others don’t understand it or judge it.
The only person who’s permission, understanding, and approval you need, is you.