I'd like to think that I have. Well, hopefully.
I've prioritized my life and have finally started shifting myself up the list. I've stopped playing a supporting actor in my own life.
To be blunt. I've stopped caring. But not in an apathetic way! More in a "I know this means a lot to you, and I'm going to be there for you, but I WILL NOT let your drama become my drama."
For once I want to be the ingenue leading lady brimming with optimism and potential.
And that starts with caring more about how happy I feel. Because if I'm not happy, how am I supposed to help make anyone else feel happy? If you keep giving and giving and serving and serving, pretty soon you'll have nothing left but your emptiness. And I feel, rather felt, on the verge of that.
So I'm investing in me. Time, energy, and genuine love. I'm not saying I won't be compassionate or generous, but not to the point where it overwhelms me. I want to get to the point where I can be comfortable telling myself "You are beautiful/amazing/worthwhile." Because let's be honest, how many can say that to themselves without feeling a bit goofy or untrue. Keep commending yourselves loves! Just don't let your ego outgrow your compassion!
Let's see... Any other tidbits to divulge. Just that you guys know I've been a vegetarian for almost twelve years now (and if you didn't know, now you do). But recently I've transitioned to veganism. No more omelets! 😱😱😱 But I've found some pretty good substitutes and I'll keep you updated through my social media about any good vegan food/recipe, subs.