He said, "Dana, you've had a rough year or so. You've had so much going on in your life with your kids and your job - that you have merely existed rather than lived. That just isn't you, nor is it healthy. You've focused all of your time, attention, money and emotions on everyone else but yourself. You push people away because you don't want to "burden" people with your life but you aren't a burden to us. I don't want you to get down the road 5 years from now, have everyone you've helped have moved on and you have lost out on the things and relationships that would have made life better for yourself along the way. You have to start letting people in. You need to take some time, figure out the direction you want to see your life headed - then focus on getting it for yourself. It's okay to focus on you, to take care of you too - in fact, it is necessary."
Just in awe that I am blessed to have such great friends to look out for me. Thanks for the reminder.