It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. It’s okay to do what’s healthy for you. It’s okay. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of nonsense everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You are human, and you have the right to say no. You have a right to protest against your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions.

– Note to Self