All my life — yes, all my life — I’ve done things for others, deferring me, mine, and I. That’s changing. Now. Now I am living the rest of my life, not for me, but as me, caring for myself and my expressions as thoroughly and meticulously, with as much dedication and as much effort, as I have expended on everyone else’s projects, desires, dreams. Now my dreams count…for me. And it’s about time, too. I’m running out of life, out of time. (No, I’m not planning on kicking the bucket, but, often, one doesn’t get to plan these things, you know. I could be killed by lightning or swept off by a tornado (Yes, we have them in Sandpoint.). I could be hit by a truck (Why are they going 55 in a 25 zone?). I could be assaulted by a grizzly bear while hiking. (I’m an alpha, and grizzlies know it…and don’t like it.)
So, now I do me. And you and yours come second, unless it’s life-threatening.
Sound like the “Me First” syndrome? Hardly. I’ve spent my ENTIRE life up till now putting all of you first. I deserve some time for me now.