Sometimes you have to give yourself permission to stand up for yourself. Even when you know it will cause a storm. You have the right to set boundaries. You may be accused of being selfish. You may be accused of being mean and unloving. What others say and think of you is none of your business. Everyone will have their own opinions but none of them know how it feels to be in your shoes. Stand tall with courage. You know who you are and what you stand for. Nobody else can define you. Nobody else can take that away.