One of my greatest discoveries was that I could pick who I gave my time + energy to. Up until just a few years ago, I really didn’t feel I had a choice.
Your closest people are your allies, your encouragers, your mirrors. They remind you of your direction when you forget, they root for you when you have nothing left, and they never, ever cringe at your darkest sorrows. They understand your need for space, without taking it personal. They can + do show up for you in both the highs and the lows, no question, no judgment. They never knock your pace, as they know authentic growth + greatness can’t be rushed. Your success doesn’t intimidate them nor does your joy, it simply makes them proud.
What else would you add?