It’s never too late to respect yourself and your boundaries
So in my last blog, I hinted that I did something stupid and lowered my personal boundaries. In the past, I would have just gone along with what I’d already decided and felt obligated to continue with poor choices. In fact, when I eloped with my abusive ex-husband, he was raging and calling me stupid the whole way there, and I did NOT want to marry him, but felt like I had to since I’d already agreed to. How sad is that? Fortunately, this situation is not so extreme. However, instead of being afraid to change my mind and do what I believe to be the right thing, I did what I knew I had to do for me and what I know to be the smart, responsible long-term choice. Someone is going to be quite angry or disappointed with me, and I’m sorry for that, but I was on a wrong path and I can’t keep going that way. I’d been making many positive steps forward with boundaries and taking care of myself, but recently took a step back. Well, I just took my first step forward again. That’s something! And the fact that I could do it means I’ve come a long way. Lesson learned.