Learning To Do More For Me!

I've always put others before myself, and considered their reactions so carefully before deciding to do anything. It has held me back my whole life. Now I have anxiety issues (especially social anxiety), depression, and am beginning to question all the decisions I have made in my life. I mean, who am I, if not the person I feel I must present to the world and all of those around me?
I recently started going to see a counselor, who presented me with a simple idea, but one that has been so helpful. That is, I must decide what is best for ME and then do it, regardless of how others might react. Because at the end of it all, the people who really matter in your life are still going to be there for you. It's like.. just go from point A to point B without making all the twists and turns and compromising and bending over backwards to make sure that everyone else is happy with my decision. After all, I'm the one who gets to live with whatever I choose. So I am beginning to rediscover myself and so far it is a wonderful experience.
NovemberBlue NovemberBlue
22-25, F
1 Response Jul 13, 2010

As we move into the New Year I will definitely be learning to take care of me and the only thing that comes before me is my children and grand-daughter. <br />
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Taking care of me is so long overdue..but will be correcting that over sight. Smiles