I choose to give myself permission to get my needs met. I choose me.
Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself…trying to become smaller, quieter, less sensitive, less opinionated and less needy. Because, I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away. I wanted people to like me.
I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted. So for years, I sacrifice myself for the sake of making other people happy. And for years, I suffered. But I’m tired of suffering and I’m done shrinking. It’s not my job to change who I am in order to become someone else’s idea of a worthwhile human being. I am worthwhile. Not because other people think I am…but because I exist and therefore I matter. My thoughts matter. My feelings matter. My voice matters. And with or without anyone’s permission or approval, I will continue to be who I am and speak my truth. Even if it makes people angry….Even if it makes them uncomfortable….Even if they choose to leave. I refuse to shrink. I choose to take up space. I choose to honor my feelings. I choose to give myself permission to get my needs met. I choose me. Choose you! You matter!