I’ve been growing into this idea of creating more space for the things I truly want to do. Truthfully I have a bad habit of saying yes and doing things that I honestly don’t want to do. I realized as an adult how hindering it is to spread yourself thin as you choose others in this context over self.
Saying no to the right things is wildly beneficial, it opens up space for even better things to greet you. It allows you to feel comfortable in choice and self expression, it grants you permission to simply be who you are in every space.
I never needed permission but it’s nice to know that I have an option in it all. That I can be heard too.