Because one of the most important realizations that I’ve had is that the people you love most are the ones who possess the most power to hurt you, and leaving the table when respect is no longer being served is a mantra that I have been religiously (and painfully) holding on to. It doesn’t matter who they are or what our relationship was like, if they disrespect me and my family or throw us under the bus the first chance they get, I am walking away and I am never looking back.

#SelfCareSunday: Self-Care isn’t equivalent to happiness (Blog 09)

Just like most people, my emotions sometimes overwhelm me as well. There are days when I feel alienated by everything I’m feeling and I have no idea how to relate to them or what to do with them. Blocking them off seems to work pretty well in the short term, especially if I need to focus on something urgent that I can’t afford any negativity within the day. But blocking them off doesn’t last for too long, it eventually reeks havoc on my mental, emotional, and physical well-being through time, whether I like it or not.