Doing what's best for you is probably one of the most amazing things you can do for yourself.
This is coming from someone who would always prioritize other people, their wants, their needs, and their desires.
That whole "cup runneth over" thing...I was fueling other people before fueling myself.
It ended up turning into me disliking the space that I was in, disliking the work that I was doing and even disliking some of the people who were in my life. Because I felt as though they were always taking taking taking. What I didn't realize is that I was always giving, giving, giving.
No one knows what best for you, but you.
And so if you don't take the time to really focus on yourself and refill that cup and refuel yourself, you can't really blame anyone else for not recognizing you are empty.
After a period of going through caring for everyone instead of myself, and feeling like absolute SHIT (pardon my french), I decided to do more for myself little by little. Until a little became a whole lot. And I'm happy.
I AM HAPPY. A mom to a very special needs child, significant other to an amazing man, friend to many, sister, aunt, community advocate and business owner, is happy.
And it feels good.
So, while I transition my Brown Skin Women blog and network from a personal space to a professional one, I feel it is important to let anyone in this world know this...
It is OK to put yourself first. It is essential to put yourself first. It is EVERYTHING.
In the 1st episode of my new Work-Life-Balance V-Log (intimate up close and personal behind the scenes) on my Youtube Channel (youtube.com/user/carmendveal) here:
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