Originally Posted: January 16, 2010
“Never allow someone to be your priority, while allowing yourself to be their option.”
Came across this quote earlier this week and it resonated with me. How many times have you been someone’s option, while they are your priority. They have their own ringtone, and you drop everything (and everyone) to be in their presence, while you are the third or fourth person they call when the priority (or number two) don’t work out.
We have to start respecting ourselves and demanding the time, attention and affection that we deserve. I always joke that I’d never make a good “option,” because loving me is a full time job. I had a sign on my forehead that said “Part-Timers Need Not Apply.” I say this, because whenever I enter a relationship I invest my entire being – my heart, my mind & my body, and I demand the same in return and I think that is only fair.
My mom used to always say, “People only do what you allow them to do to you,” and that is so true. Do not allow someone to make you their option.