Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Determining your worth...

It's not about money. It's not about houses. It's not about a career. It's certainly not about who your family is. It's not about trips here or abroad. And It's definitely not about the trinkets or rewards you acquire while on your journey. It's about finding balance. It's about learning limits and the art of compromise. It's about finding you in the mix of all the chaos. And most importantly, it's about acceptance and loving who you are despite that chaos.

I've not always had great self worth. I've often put others needs in front of my own mainly because that is what I was taught (others before thyself). I've not always respected myself, giving freely of EVERY part of my being to scumbags in hopes that they would see I'm worth "it" and opt to stick around in my life. There have been times, in the midst of great chaos, that I've determined that I am not worth "it" so why even bother. Thankfully this is changing.

During my journey I have remembered my strength and acknowledged that maybe I have never lost my strength despite what my alter ego claimed. I am also realizing that my courage never really left either, just took a back seat. It's time for me to dig deep and remind myself of the times I've put my mind to something and accomplished great things.

So it is on this date, the 17th of August 2010 that I declare to myself and the world...


  1. Yes ma'am, you ARE worth it! I find myself guilty of the same thing at times.

  2. Yes, you are so worth it! Very wise and insightful self-disclosure, and the declaration totally rocks! You are taking your life back, as you set out to do!


  3. Heck ya you are!!! GO Girl!!!

  4. Amen Tori!! I bet it feels good to dig deep and find that courage inside. You are worth it... and the more you take care of yourself and love yourself, the more you really have to give... and the more you don't allow yourself to be in an abusive situation (whether abusive to self or someone else abusive) - you are worth better!!

    Awesome!!! I love it. :) And I'm right there with ya!!