I had to learn to not let people take so much of me that they left me empty. But I cared so much that I couldn't see it. I had to learn the hard way when I finally realized a close friend was using me for her own gain and giving nothing back. Give, care, but dont let others take you for granted or use you. Sometimes we have to put ourselves first for our own physical and mental health.
Life is unpredictable. It changes with the seasons. Even your coldest winter happens for the best of reasons. And though it feels eternal, like all you'll ever do is freeze. I promise spring is coming and with it, brand new leaves. (poem and picture by Erin Hanson)