…Somewhere in my thoughts…
noun | rəˈlāSH(ə)nˌSHip
The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.
The state of being connected by blood or marriage.
The way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other.
I didn’t quite know how to start this blog. The truth is our lives are comprised of relationships. The ones we have with our family members, the ones we have with our friends, the ones we have with our significant others and the ones we have with colleagues. You don’t really think about it too often, but those are a crap load of relationships to nurture.
I read a status on Facebook the other day and it said,
“Sometimes, you have to put people in your life into groups; A’s being the most important, B’s right under that, & C’s last. it’s okay if some of your A’s turn into B’s or even C’s but always make yourself an A & don’t ever stress if anyone else moves up or down.”
I couldn’t have agreed more with this statement. Sometimes in life, the relationships we have with people can move up and down this ABC scale and there is no reason to fret over which level they’re at, or for that matter what level you’re on. I can admit that I stress over these levels at times which can be detrimental to my mental health. As long as you nurture your relationships the way you should and pay them as much attention as you value the person you’ve created that connection with, than you have no reason to stress.
With my romantic relationship, I used to always stress over whether I hung out enough with my boyfriend. Some days we just need our “me” time to decompress and there’s no shame in saying, “I want to be alone today.” Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with my boyfriend, but sometimes your brain needs a break. YOU need a break. So, don’t forget that in any relationship it’s OK to put yourself FIRST.
I think, overall, going into 2017, the relationships I’ve created will most definitely be valued, but will be put behind the biggest A on my scale…