When people ask you how you are doing, do you answer honestly or comfortably?
The old story tells me I can't achieve my goals and also be well-rested. The old story tells me there must be sacrifice. As someone who tends to listen for what others need so as to feel valued and important by providing it, it's automatic that the sacrifice comes in the form of self. So when I see a blank space on my calendar I take that to mean I'm available to assist others. Though am I really?
Dear Strong Woman, Leave it to Brené. No, I have yet to watch her Netflix special, though everyone who has watched it has been posting those classic mic-drop quotes if here’s left and right, and to that I am grateful. I’ve been working on this particular post for a few days and was having trouble with the “What for?” component. As in...what is the point I am trying to make with this spotlight on my messy parts? The irony of this quote of hers doesn’t go unnoticed.