Now is the time to genuinely take care of myself. My mental and physical health is slowly deteriorating and it's because I've been neglecting my needs. I constantly wondered why I felt like drowning until I realized that in order to keep my life on track, I need to start self-reflecting and work on myself. Growing up, I always believed that self-love and care meant I was being selfish, and it took a while for me to unlearn that mindset. Everyone deserves to feel like they're at their best, and if putting yourself and your problems first before everyone else then so be it.