“When someone tells you who they are, believe them the first time.” Maya Angelou
I get it.
Well, maybe I always got it, but I didn’t translate it to my own life.
I was looking for that person who did me dirt. I was watching for the mean one, the stingy one, the cruel one… I wasn’t looking for my co-dependency. I wasn’t looking for the way I excuse those I love and make it my fault.
I wasn’t even looking for the way I live with things until they become normal. Or how I delay or avoid taking care of myself in order not to hurt the person who is hurting me.
I’m walking taller now. This realization has touched me profoundly. My self-worth is showing as I walk through my day.
I guess this is what “aha” means. I am changed in a moment. I will never be the same.