I was barely 24…living the very description of “free”. Making every mistake in the book…looking for something. I had so much love in my heart, I didn’t know what to do with it. I had no idea what my purpose was, and no idea how to use this love, other than the fact that I knew someone had to have it.
I met my -now husband- in circumstances that would otherwise be unrealistic. . . through mutual friends. . . at a party. We knew in the beginning we would be together forever.
Sounds like a fairy tale right? It was, and everything was perfect. It was just me & him.
Shortly after moving in together, we were pregnant with our baby boy.
After Atlas -our little man- was born, I hit rock bottom. I can’t even pin point where it started to happen…where I started to spiral, but it happened. Post partum kicked in, I hadn’t any friends or family around, and my love was doing everything he could to keep our family on top. Somewhere along the lines…I lost myself.
Now..to cut this story short, we will save the “how I rose up and quit playing the victim card” story for another time. The point of all this, is to show you how important filling your own cup is. Loving YOURSELF first is THE most important thing you can do for not only yourself, but for your spouse, your children, your family, & your friends. Only when you are proud of who you are, when you know what you have to offer, and what your strengths and weaknesses are, can you really stand strong and use those “super powers” to better everyone around you.
Love to me, looks like your own journey to personal growth. Love to me, looks like fighting for your superpower and standing behind your beliefs.
Love to me, is loving yourself & not giving up on yourself, so that you can serve the ones around you.