Bravery is finding where you end.
Discovering that while
Being infinitely connected to others,
Especially the ones you love,
You are also
An individual, singular person
With lines that separate you from others.
The greatest journey is discovering
Where you draw your lines,
How much you are willing to give
To others, to yourself.
The hardest lines to draw are those
You never think of,
The ones with people you
Don’t remember needing lines from
The people you have known forever.
You’ll spend a lifetime
Testing, changing, working with
The boundaries you have.
Learning about who you are
As you change and then change some more.
It will tear you up,
Pull you down,
And make you wish you were miles away.
But when you get it,
And inch closer to standing up for you
And knowing who that is,
You’ll glow, and fly higher than the sky
And all the pain,
Will be worth it in the end.
It is so easy to forget ourselves, especially in relationships – with friends, family, significant others. It is easy to get wrapped up in another person and lose our boundaries. In relationships our boundaries change, but we can’t forget that no matter how close we are, how much we love someone that we are still our own whole person. It can be challenging to find ourselves and define ourselves. But that’s what we are here for!
How do you find your boundaries?