The worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love.Joyce Carol Oates
I like this quote. I’ve been sitting thinking about how many times I gave myself away because I didn’t speak up. I’m thinking about how many times I gave myself away because I said yes when I wanted to say no. But I also think about the times I gave myself away by saying no out of fear and anxiety.
But after thinking about all that I came to a conclusion. Let me start here.
Lately, I’ve been reminding myself that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be at exactly the right time. I tell myself that I trust the process and timing for my life. That thought shifts my mindset and leads me to the idea that it’s much better to give all the love I need to myself instead of putting pressure on others to love me enough. Just writing this releases my worries about whether I’ve given away too much of myself to others. It allows me to take responsibility and power for my own peace, joy, and love.
I love this quote and how it provoked me to reflect on how much of me I’m giving away.
Self love it up, with healthy priorities, boundaries, goals,