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I'm Choosing Myself

Why it is okay to always choose myself if I want.

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I'm Choosing Myself
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Choosing yourself is important. I for one never knew how to do that until I made a few genuine and amazing friends. I have always been the person to put the needs and wants of others over myself. I never let myself think about what I wanted and I let my "friends" walk all over me. But over the last few years I have learned that it is okay choose myself sometimes.I learned that my wants and needs are just as important as those of the people around me. I learned that it was okay to say no. My friends were normal people just like I am and I deserved to be happy and do things I enjoyed.

It's okay to choose myself when I am tired and I don't want to go out with my friends when I would rather take a much needed nap.

It's okay to choose myself when I know I need to study for my classes.

It's okay to choose myself when I want to read my new book.

It's okay to choose myself when I don't agree with what my "friends" are doing and want to leave.

It's okay to choose myself and lose friends who don't help me grow.

It's okay to choose myself even if my friends really want to go eat pizza and I ate it for dinner for the last three nights so I don't want pizza.

It's okay to choose myself even if no one else wants to do what I want to do.

It's okay to choose myself when my friends are going out and I'm just in the mood to eat too much chocolate and cry at sappy movies.

It's okay to choose myself and remove myself from stressful and drama filled situations.

It's okay to choose myself when I don't like someone and choose not be around them anymore.

It's okay to choose myself whenever I have a different opinion than someone else. I don't have to keep quiet about my opinion to avoid being confrontational.

It's okay to choose myself and be proud of my accomplishments regardless of what someone else thinks.

It's okay to choose myself because it is no one else's job to choose me. It's my job and it is one of the most important jobs I will ever have.

It's okay to choose myself because I am just as important as anyone else.

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