I have decided that I am in desperate need of some self care. I don’t just mean a day of pampering, I mean a life long commitment of self care, self love and self nurturing. It’s funny that this whole concept feels very foreign to me and to a lot of women. I am usually the one that takes care of everyone else. I never considered that taking care of me was important. But what I didn’t realize is that this has affected all areas of my life. My choices in careers, loves and how I value my health have all been affected by my lack of valuing me. It has also made me accept people not valuing me. I have given so little to myself, that it felt normal for others to give me so little. It’s like I woke up and knew that this is not how I want to live my life and then began praying for God to help me change it. I now know that the path that I was on was not a path of love, acceptance and care of myself. It’s time to take a new path. It’s hard, it’s unfamiliar and I’m going to need a whole lot of faith and courage to continue this journey. But I think (I know ) I’m worth it!
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”
? Maya Angelou