Love you more

WOMEN: Put yourself FIRST.

on the plane travelling with kids, you are told to apply the emergency air mask on your face and to then see to the children.
you cant take care of them, if you cant breathe.
I am no good taking care of others for long if I don’t make time to care for myself and as women we are indoctrinated to care for others first in order to prove our worth, leaving us alone empty and exhausted.
and bitter.
I have had the opportunity as an only child to care for and attend to the needs of several older women.
The Bitter ones are the ones who waited for a TURN that never came.
the were good and dutiful daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts and looked up one day and they had never gotten a turn to be first, to do just what they wanted to do, just the way they wanted and they were pissed and felt cheated.
60 plus years of caring for others, doing as they were told, deferring their dreams, suffering sorrow in silence, and bad lazy selfish lovers who couldn’t find a clitoris with a map or bust a grape with a sledgehammer
MEAN – these women were mean and if you could suffer through the meanness and the bitterness, you could hear their stories.
the heartache, the betrayal… and you resolve to love yourself more and not be bitter ♥

Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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