Team Me? It can become more and more of a question rather than an exclamatory affirmation, especially when you spend a good majority of your time being the girl next door, the devoted spectator that cheers for everyone else to win, while losing sight of your own ambitions, dreams, desires and goals. And it only gets worse when you become a wife and a mother, because you take a long guilt trip on self-pity express when you have a fleeting thought about putting your needs before those of your children and/or spouse. Growth, self-actualization, progress and fulfilling your dreams all have the same requirement: putting yourself first!
Being on Team Me, demands that you devote a couple days out of the week to yourself and for yourself!!
And yes, selfishness is a prerequisite to being on Team Me. Why has the word selfish become such a nasty word, especially when you become a wife and a mother? If you make the mistake of not selfishly taking time for yourself, then you are jeopardizing the happiness and peace of those you love. Consequently, a worn out, burnt out, dead beat cheerleader is useless, not to mention unattractive. That being said, always remember, life is a sport and if you expect to broadcast, coach, and play, without any half-time or taking a seat on the bench, any expectations of making it to your “super bowl moment” will be annihilated.