Today, consciously live in your own integrity, taking the steps you feel are right for you in the moment. To the best of your ability, live in accord with your values and priorities. Others (often those who love you and sincerely believe they have your best interest in mind) may have different opinions and try to bully or shame you into their way of thinking. Today, trust your intentions and actions, don't fall prey to shame, and - without defensiveness -continue your course.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.