investing in our growth and prioritizing our health isn't selfish - it's self-care 🌻. and self-care is ESSENTIAL 💚, not only for ourselves but for our ability to give and serve others, too. if we want to help meet the needs of people around us, we have to meet our own needs first, or else giving won't be sustainable. even if it seems like taking care of ourselves comes at the expense of letting down others, remember that even worse is taking care of others at the expense of letting down ourselves. we are our one and only true caretaker - and ultimately, self-care will serve others in the end, because it will enable us to live, give, and love as our best selves.