This is one of my life rules. If you don't buy yourself flowers, ain't nobody else going to.
In other words, if you don't treat yourself the way you want to be treated, no one else will treat you that way either. When you do treat yourself like the incredible, amazing, kick-ass human that you are, you silently and powerfully give permission to everyone around you to treat you in that way, too.
There is no prince(ss) coming to save you. Sorry. If you want a better, bolder, braver, happier, louder, love-filled existence, the only person that can make that happen is you.
If you're waiting on a relationship to come into the picture to go and do all the things you've been wanting to do, well, may I introduce you to your front door? Front door meet reader, reader meet front door. Now walk out of it and go do those things. And guess what happens when you do? You meet other fascinating life-livers who will immediately treat you with awesomeness because you're out in the world doing what you want.
It really is that easy.
If you treat yourself like you're nothing special, everyone else will, too.
If you treat yourself like you're a freaking Queen (or King), everyone else will, too.
And guess what? You were born to be a Queen or a King in this world.
Stop wasting your time on being a prince or princess and thinking that's good enough. It's not.
It's not about those who treat themselves like servants. Those people have a better chance of rising up from where they're at. The trickiest situations are those who are the prince of their family or the princess of their office, etc, who are 'mostly' happy and excited. That's where the trouble is. That's where the fear of letting go of the 'mostly' awesome treatment you've been getting in order to be absurdly out-of-your-mind excited about your life comes in. And that fear is loud. However, facing that fear is a whole lot less scary than living a life that is so-so.
And, please, don't put up with others who keep themselves at that "this is okay" level because they will never see your true greatness. Encourage them to start buying themselves flowers. If they say it's a waste of money, move on.
Happy Wednesday. Get your damn tiara on.