Thursday, March 2, 2017

Carrying Too Much

This past week, a friend asked me a question that made me stop and think.

"Do you ever feel like you're carrying the whole world on your shoulders?"

I don't think there is a woman on the planet who hasn't felt like this at some point in her life, if not for most of her life.  In particular, women who are in the middle span of their lives feel the burden most heavily.  For those who are single, we carry the weight of self-sustenance, meeting the expectations of family, of society, and of our own.

For those of us who have gone through a divorce, many have been devastated both emotionally and financially.  We may have lost our homes, our jobs, and most importantly, our sense of self-worth.  It is a heavy burden to carry to rebuild from the ground up.

How do we do it?  I'll give you the same answer I gave her.  I put one foot in front of the other and keep moving.  Is it easy?  Hell, no!!  i have a firm belief, however, that it will be worth it in the end. Slowly but surely, my life is being rebuilt.  The sacrifices are many, but the rewards are also.

Keep putting one foot in front of the other.  Reach out to a friend when you need someone to lean on. We will make it...together.


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