Tuesday, March 30, 2010

No More Wounded Birds

I have always been a fixer. I find those wounded birds and I nurse them. I forsake myself to try to save the world.

I recently got out of a long relationship with a wounded bird. During that time, I did many things for myself. Like opening my Etsy shop, learning bookbinding, photography. But I never did much more than scratch the surface for ME. The bulk of my energy was spent nursing a crazymaker, meeting that person's needs, and being frustrated because that particular time vampire never let up.

Only now, though, from a healthier perspective, can I see all that I was doing. And more importantly, all that I was NOT doing for me.

I actually found myself saying to myself yesterday "no more wounded birds, no more wounded birds". This has to be my mantra because I'm very likely to seek out the wounded birds.

So now, I'll remind myself til those urges go away. I must block out the crazymakers, and live my life for me.


TheHappySoul said...

YAY! Congrats! I'm so happy for you. It's about time you do for YOU and put yourself first! You deserve only the best things in life, and I'm thrilled that you will finally be living to make yourself happy!


Mary said...

(((((Robyn)))))Good for you, my friend. I have a tendency to try to save every wounded bird there is, as well. Glad you have moved forward and are focusing on beautiful things.


designsbykari said...

Yay for "ME", and a new mantra. Only look forward Robyn, there's a lot of good things there.

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way... always fixing other peeps problems, never tending to my own. When I do tend to myself, I feel selfish.

Hooray for you! For realizing that you deserve to come first, and for knowing that 'No more wounded birds' is the absolutely best, and right thing to do!


Aisha said...

I am so glad that you are taking such amazing steps to devote time to yourself! You absolutely need to do that, and my heart sings to know that you are creating and healing and just becoming stronger everyday! Praying for you always!

Aisha :)

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