A couple of weeks ago, I featured Jennifer Seitzer and her amazing Etsy shop on a Freedom Friday feature. Today, she and I have teamed up again to bring you a whole article on establishing personal power boundaries! As I mentioned before, this is a whole new world for me…but definitely a very interesting one! Let’s read and empower!
Back in 1997 I began my own spiritual journey into self. For six years I worked
intensely with my then therapist and one thing I learned were boundaries. I never
heard of that term before nor did I know that I didn’t have any which makes sense
considering I never heard of that term prior to stepping into counseling.
Growing up I never learned what healthy boundaries were so I lived my life as a
walking doormat. Sacrificing myself, my energy and my time to all the wrong
people, friends, relationships, jobs, situations, etc. I poured myself into everything I
did to the detriment of my own selfworth which fed on my zero percent of
selflove I held for myself.
My relationships were all abusive and codependent and that included the toxic
friendships I found myself in. I couldn’t find the edges where I ended and others
began. I sometimes felt powerless, unsure of who I was in relationships, and also
unheard. I felt invisible, a victim and a martyr.