I need to start putting myself on my priority list. I need to do things to take care of ME so that I can take care of others. I need to stop allowing what other people think or say to influence or affect me negatively. I need to stop caring about what the neighbours will say, and concentrate fully on the family I love so much.
I want to live a real life. A life based on who I am, and the people with whom I share my life. A life of truth and of respect. Of passion and compassion. A life both spiritual and practical. A life that encompasses all of the world’s gifts – and embraces individual differences.
I want to start living my own personal truth so that my children can learn there is no shame in being themselves, no need to apologize for being individuals. Not that my own personal truth is something huge. It isn’t. But I need to stop doing things because others expect it, and do the things that make sense to me.
I don’t want to get to 120 and wonder where on earth I dropped my sense of self.
What are you working on this year? How much time / effort do you spend worried about what other’s think of you?