Push Yourself Until You Can Ride Off Into The Sunset

#FridayFreeling… that’s what I thought when I rummaged through my ugly Christmas sweater collection and stopped on this one.

I may not exclaim, “ho, ho, ho,” like Santa, I thought, but I’ll definitely say thank God it’s Friday. I can’t wait to get this work day started so it can hopefully be over quickly.

There is a huge part of me that loves what I do. I write every day and my words convey information, thoughts and emotions to millions… even if the public doesn’t know those words come from me. For nearly two years I’ve worked from my home, sparing my temperamental body from west and tear. It’s also given me more time for myself and my family as we dealt with multiple illnesses and losses. So, I know I’m blessed for these things.

There’s also a big part of my psyche that drives me to give 110 percent every day despite far less than ideal conditions including staffing. It pushes me to put aside my personal struggles, loses and medical challenges so that I can focus on the task at hand, which is to get my assignments in on time and to the best of my ability.

But, there’s a small piece of me that knows my time and opportunities are limited work wise so it’s time to figure out what’s next. I’ve learned that driving myself at this level is not good for my mental health and spiritual peace. However, until I ride off into the sunset, I will be grateful for Fridays.

#worklifebalance #mentalhealrh #holidayspirit #overit #covid #santaclaus #faith #christmas #uglychristmassweater #countdowntochristmas #chronicillness #chronicpain #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness #workfromhome

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