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Why is it whenever life seems to be going well or when you think “finally this could be my year” or you have some good news, life has to come along and remind you that you aren’t meant to be happy and you certainly aren’t “lucky” or here for an easy ride 😭💔
SUNDAY REMINDER that 1️⃣ You are a beautiful, worthy & incredible person 2️⃣ it’s okay to put yourself first - you do you! 3️⃣ whatever you are going through right now, small or big, just know that you will get through it and you will come out a better and bigger person because of it ❤️
Hello! It's been a while since I've posted. I've been super busy, and frankly, pretty overwhelmed lately. Other than knowing I had too much on my plate, I couldn't figure out what my deal was, until last week.
On Sunday, I read the amazing article written by @annehelenpetersen through @buzzfeednews "How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation". While reading this piece, I'd never felt more validated about an experience I thought I was facing alone. It digs deep into why so many of us feel completely paralyzed and overwhelmed by the tasks we and society have set for us. Over our whole lives, we've internalized the idea that we need to be as productive, hardworking, and efficient as possible, in other words, working all the time.
We're subtly expected to be able to do everything, all the time, and be good at it. Have a full-time job (or if you're lucking, a career), a side hustle, a family, a relationship, friends, an Instagramable home, healthy exercise and eating habits, all while navigating health insurance, paying bills, doing the dishes, doing laundry, keeping your home in working order, and answering every email, text, and notification that floods your life. We're expected to do all of that, and do it well, and if we can't, we're a failure and filled with self loathing and anxiety.
I know everyone feels burned out from time to time. It's also not exclusively a millennial condition. It's a part of every generation, culture, and demographic. Although, millennials are the first group that was raised purely on this idea that in order to be successful, you have to be the best all the time.
This burnout isn't something that can be easily fixed, as it's a condition within ourselves and our society, but what we can do, and what has greatly helped me, is being aware and admit that it's happening. So if this is how you feel, please go read @annehelenpetersen 's article, be open about your experience, and share my graphic if you'd like.
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Day 22 is Pain... I’m in pain everyday but the worst physical pain I’ve ever experienced is the pain after my bowel resection. I wouldn’t wish that pain on my worst enemy.
My daily pain is probably a 5/6 out of 10, that pain was 20 out of 20 😓