For as long as I can remember, my life has been a ball of constant stress. Work my ass off. Catch up on overdue bills. Repeat.
Who knew life was all about working yourself to death just to pay bills and die? Hell, I’m so poor I can’t even afford to die. Funerals are expensive, by the way.
“Take a vacation,” they said. “You deserve a day off,” they said. I literally haven’t had a vacation since 2016 and there’s no plans to take off in the near future. Not that I don’t yearn to relax but I can’t afford to take a break.
There’s no time to feel sorry for myself.
All the time spent moping could be used towards putting in more hours of work to change my financial situation, designing premade covers for authors to buy, researching ways to obtain more passive income, uplifting myself, testing Facebook ads or even squealing to all the new episodes on Scandal.
Don’t give yourself time to focus on negative energy. Crying won’t change a thing. Although I do believe we all need to shed a few tears every once in a while, but after you’re done sobbing, make sure you get back to work.
It’s okay to be upset at yourself because your life isn’t what you imagined.
It’s okay to stuff your face with ice cream and cupcakes while you binge watch your favorite shows and forget about your responsibilities.
It’s okay to drink one, two or three glasses of wine and become a happy drunk mess.
It’s okay to take a mental health day, a menstrual cramp day or a “I just need a gotdamn break,” day.
No one is perfect and don’t let anyone convince you that they are because it’s a lie.
We all are facing some type of challenge in life. For some it may be family issues, financial downfalls, addictions, school, losing a loved one, trying to master being a single parent, relationship issues. Something is going on in everyone’s world. Now whether they choose to share it with you or keep it private is a different story.
Whatever you’re suffering from is valid. Even if your best friend says your issues aren’t a big deal. To you they are. Give yourself permission to hate yourself for being broke, for being a fool by running back to rescue your ex, for being too hard on yourself, for being ungrateful, for being too nice.
Will you continue suffering outloud?
Will you continue suffering in silence?
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