Reclaiming My Time
I declared “power” as my word of the year. A big part of that is being fearless about boundaries, especially when people from your past attempt to return to your presence.
Yes, you read that correctly.
So What Had Happened Was …
Over the past weeks, I’ve had individuals reach out to me in the hopes to reconnect. Here’s the thing about trauma: It robs you of your time and psychological safety. Whether it’s a former colleague, significant other, ex-friend, etc. … re-engaging with them can take you back to a place of pain. And you don’t deserve that.
Power is not always about physical strength. It also encompasses mental toughness and the ability to protect your peace. You’ve done the work to get to a place of serenity. You deserve it. You’ve earned it. So, rest in that.
I owe the following … Georgia Power, my mortgage company, Target, my accountant … you get the picture. I pay them early (because on time is late)!
What I don’t owe anyone is time for a conversation and/or explanation for their behavior when I was their target. I will not make room for those who tried to shut me out and block me from my own happiness. No matter how much time passes, I will walk in my purpose and my power – never forgetting, working toward forgiveness, and continuing to heal.
From me to you: Unapologetically own your power and reclaim your time. Onward.