I’m burned out. I’m exhausted. I’m tired. I’m sad. I’m overwhelmed.
Yet words written by my a friend to me today rocked my inner core:
“You are a ridiculously strong capable smart compassionate incredible caring mother and woman.”
Facing death, destruction and denial, I have been in a downward spiral of survivor’s guilt and soul crushing grief over the past month. Grief and sadness that I have covered up with lipstick, scarves and a smile.
How could she still see me as strong when I felt so weak? How did she see me as caring mother and woman when I have been short-tempered and angry? How does she see – see me?
So we talked further, and I had an idea. I am writing all the negative hurtful things that have been weighing me down out on paper and burning them at midnight.
Cleansing my inner self and creating a new year’s path of positive thoughts and actions these negative weights will float away as ashes.
I AM a ridiculously strong capable smart compassionate incredible caring mother and woman and 2018 will start off with my burning desire to be who I know I am.