I stumbled upon this while scrolling through facebook this evening, and it resonated deeply with me. I have been focused a lot on myself this year and have struggled with feeling selfish over it.
I spent a majority of last year and the year prior putting others needs before mine. Especially my other half- he needed all the support and care in the world with all of the rough things that were happening. I do not regret it one bit because that is what you do for your loved ones! I would do it all over again in a heartbeat if I had to.
These past few months I have “selfishly” been attending to my needs only it seems. Meal planning, shopping, etc…..all just for me. I feel guilty that I haven’t been attentive to everyone around me, and then this little reminder came about. It occurred to me that I am the happiest I have been in the longest time because I am finally caring for myself. In order to serve others you must serve yourself first. Now that I am where I want to be, I feel refreshed and ready to create a balance between taking care of myself and others.