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I sacrificed my needs, my authenticity, what felt like chunks of my soul, and all for people that...

Updated: Mar 25, 2022

The first time someone told me that I mattered, I was almost 30 years old. It's sad how mind-blowing that thought was for me... that I was a human being that counted. I had spent my entire life trying to take care of everyone else. I sacrificed my needs, my authenticity, what felt like chunks of my soul, and all for people that were either too busy to notice, or too selfish to care. As a result, I destroyed myself not only emotionally, but physically as well. It took multiple doctors telling me that they thought I was dying and didn't know why, to open my eyes to how destructive my misguided attempts at love were. I now understand that what I thought was love was actually codependency. At that point, I had a decision to make. Do I continue giving away my life force, or do I begin pouring all of that love and energy into myself? You would think that would be an easy choice to make, but I struggled with it for years. I just felt so guilty. All of my programming had taught me that I was SUPPOSED to sacrifice myself for everybody else, that my life truly DID hold a lower value than others. I think back now and have to shake my head. My self-care, my "me time", has quickly become not only my favorite time of the day, but also my most productive. I can understand why you might not be able to make the connection between a bubble bath and productivity, so I'll explain. The bubble bath relieves stress which allows me to sleep, that sleep allows me to think, and having a brain that's actually working allows for productivity. I find that I am also more capable of giving love to others in a healthy way. Self-love truly has become my super power, and I refuse to give it away for anything or anyone. If you want to learn more about my journey, or have questions about your own life, please contact me using the form on my site (or social media) 💙


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