Photo by ? from my archive.
Today is a difficult day for me because it’s the first day of sharing my new home with three other people for the next three weeks, and I’m still a little insecure when it comes to stepping up for myself and setting my boundaries.
I’m proud, though, that I know I have them and can recognize them, and that I don’t think the whole world is going to fall apart if I set them and talk about what I need.
When you read this, I hope this will be much more natural for you, and that you’ve had plenty of experience to learn to speak from your heart without fear. I also hope that you remember everything that we’ve been through.
Remember that time, when we lived in Ukraine? We were still showering every day then, and after our shower, the lovely woman who we rented the room from brought us coffee.
It was always when we were just getting dressed. And every morning we received a full-body scan and a very loving comment of „You’ve gained weight“, or, „You’ve lost weight.“
She was better at picking clothes that fit us perfectly than we’ve ever been.
We felt extremely cared for in that year.
Intention matters so much when it comes to words and looks. We never once were embarrassed, it never felt like criticism or judgement, just contact and care.
It felt like love.
I’m extremely grateful for those times. Are you too?