I’m important too.


It actually took me a while to get to the point where I can say this, but there’s no reason why my own wants and needs shouldn’t matter as much as the other people in my life.


I deserve to have the same level of support and I certainly deserve to get where I want in life.  


I deserve to be happy.


Helping people has always made me happy and it still does, but I’ve come to understand I want another kind of happiness too – pride in my own achievements, emotional resilience, stuff that’s really to do with me and not anyone else. 


It’s time to make that happen.