My soul won’t be left to wander, searching for my authentic self.
I’m going to work harder on establishing and holding healthy boundaries. Without them I fade and disappear. I’m done with other people defining my priorities, my motivations, and my emotions. I’m done with others telling me what I should or shouldn’t need and want in life.
I am a person. I will be seen. I will be heard.
For the person I am in this moment.
Not the person you think I used to be. Not the person you want me to be. Not the person you think I might become. None of that matters. All that matters is who I am right now. I will no longer hide it. I will no longer allow it to be diminished or dismissed.
My light has the right to burn just as bright as yours.
You will not define me.
This is me renewing my resolve for the coming year. It’s a long journey of self discovery that I’ve only begun to take. I want and need to reclaim my life. The biggest and hardest thing I’ve learned this year has been my lack of boundaries. So I’m going to keep holding myself to that. I’m going to continue to say no to the things that hurt me and wreck my life as I forge ahead with new goals.
I am putting on armor but it’s no longer to hide who I am but to push back against the world that says I should not be. It’s not for them to decide how I define the word mother. It’s not for them to decide how I define the word partner or spouse. It’s not for them to decide how I forge my path to wellness. It’s not for them to determine what I feel or what I think. It’s not for them to define who I am.
I am a drop of water: always shifting and transforming yet remaining unchanged.
So tell me, what are you willing to fight for starting this coming year? What are you willing to stand behind, rally for, and build up in your life to make it worth living? Participate in the conversation and be part of the discussion by starting here.