Showing posts from February, 2018

What happens to you when you put yourself first?

In my early 20's, I was often called, "selfish" by my closet family members who were teenage mothers. I didn't become a mother and marry until my late 20's. I would jump up and go anywhere that I wanted to on a whim. I shopped when I wanted to, ate what I wanted, when I wanted. I didn't have to think about anyone else, but me.
Once I became a mother and wife, that all changed. I put the desires and needs of others before my own. Bad mistake. 
The saying is true, "You can not give from an empty cup". When you continue to withdraw from an empty bank account, the account becomes negative.
Over giving causes dis-eases. During my postpartum phase, I confided in a friend who also had recently given birth, about how I felt guilty whenever I ate alone or was away from my family for hours. She said, "I don't, I love it." In judgement, I felt that she was wrong, but then when I looked at my wardrobe, eating habits and overall happiness, I knew …