There is only 1 copy of mine
In the therapy group today we will make a greeting card to yourself.
What do you need? What do you need to hear?
We take time to reflect on this and time to do something for yourself – literally.
While making the card she realizes that she is always busy doing something for someone else.
She loves to draw, but never does – ‘a waste of time’…
She writes the text on the card: я у себя одна
This is difficult to translate. It means something like ‘I only have 1 copy of myself’.
She adds that she realizes that it is important not only to take care of others, but also to take care of herself. “I can focus more on myself and do things that are good for me.”
She then explains that she has given herself the opportunity to come to the therapy group once a week and make something, draw, be creative and take time for herself. That doesn’t work at home – there is always something to do and then time for oneself is the last priority.
“Hmm, maybe that could change something,” she says at the end of her story.
A group member made a card for her. And adds: “I found you in the middle of all these people. Love yourself.”