I’m Worth It…
I don’t think I tell myself or believe it enough. It is so challenging. I am great at putting other things first. People, my job, projects, and other things. Living from day-to-day and giving each moment my best. I think survival is a habit for me. I survived that relationship for over two years in my earliest twenties and learned to cherish the “good” times. Things were so bad that the “good times” really stood out.
As far as work, I am used to working 3 jobs to make ends meet. Flitting from place to place and not having enough time to workout or clean up my nutrition. This is the first time that I just have one job in one central location. Now that I think about it, I have always had more than one. In Highschool I worked 3-4 jobs in addition to being a full-time student. In college I always picked up a job that usually required me to be up by 5 am. Even now, I work in several departments and I am in and out of the pool at least twice each day. I enjoy my work, but by the end of the day I am pretty worn-out. I am sure that anyone would be if they spent this much time around chlorine on a nearly daily basis.
I have worked hard to get to where I am and I will continue growing and learning. That is a promise I have made to myself. This is a good opportunity for me to work on my health and clean up my nutrition.
I think that lots of women can probably relate. We have this amazing ability to multi-task and help others while moving forward ourselves. We are daughters, sisters, mothers, teachers, nurses, confidants, gourmet chefs, and defense attorneys to our families and dearest friends. We are strong and resilient yet also have the ability to be sensitive with fine-tuned intuition.
With so much on our plates it is important to make time for us. I am learning that my health is the ultimate investment and the greatest gift I can give myself even though it often takes a lot of time, effort, and work to train and build myself up. Don’t ever feel guilty about taking time for you. Despite what critics may say, it is not selfish, but necessary. We all have 24 hours and ONE life. Make time to Live out LOUD!!!!
Give it to me, I’m worth-it!