I can relate to many parts of this writing, but this in particular is part of the work I am doing personally at the moment. I have realized (and wrote about) how my lack of boundaries has always gotten me in trouble with my own self. I compromise myself in the process of giving others the time of day they don’t deserve and I so desperately need for myself. Time is just one piece of the puzzle for me. I seem to have guidelines, suggestions even, as opposed to rules and boundaries, so they keep moving. Sometimes others push them, sometimes I push them myself. I am writing about boundaries from my own perspective but can identify with a lot of what you wrote here. Great story!