February 6, 2023
Man oh man why does my biggest karmic lesson have to be around boundaries?!
If you’ve been following my journey for awhile, you are probably familiar with the idea of “Boundaries 2.0,” a term I was saying most of last year as I leveled up from “Boundaries 1.0: What is a Boundary?”
Well, I guess 2023 is the year I level up to Boundaries 3.0 because it turns out it’s here whether I like it or not! 🔮 While Boundaries 1.0 was all about defining boundaries, and 2.0 was all about learning what they were for me, 3.0 is all about what to do when they are repeatedly disrespected.
I guess I thought setting the boundary was the hard part…but dang…holding people accountable and not backing down when they steamroll them, throw a tantrum, talk behind my back and criticize me is 10x harder. Newsflash: I don’t have think skin LMAO.
My spongey sensitive ass is really having a tough time with all of this “boundary backlash.” But it’s the work, yaknow? 😅
And as much as I desire a break from the work, I know it’s a necessary part of my evolution. Perhaps you’re bumping up against your boundaries too, and if so…something I’ve been reminding myself is: just because something is uncomfortable, doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
Say it with me: Boundaries allow for self-respect. 💖
Permission for Slowness
I’m reallllly feeling the winter season this year and have been taking hibernation seriously. Slowing down. Pausing. Making room for stillness. Not gonna lie…it hasn’t always felt good because it registers in my body as DANGER…Learning to recalibrate our nervous systems feels like a full-time job sometimes, huh?! 🏽
Just HAD to Share!
One of the ways I’ve been slowing down and tending to my heart has been with a good ‘ol nourishing bath 🛀 To add a little extra coziness, Andrew surprised me with a couple of yummy blends from @inoki_bathhouse and it’s taken my bath game to THE NEXT LEVEL.
Not only do the herbs feel so earthy and grounding, but it hits different when you’re being cared for by a fellow Asian American sister. Highly recommend if you’re in the market for some OG self care and want to feel good about the biz you’re supporting 💖
Thinking of you as we figure out these next level versions of ourselves together 💓