It’s been a week, one whirlwind, awesome, challenging- week.
Amid all the crazy I don’t think of my mental health, which is a nice break. I get into a “get shit done” mode and generally just try and survive until sleep arrives.
Friday for example I worked from 4am until 9:30pm straight through and then went out with friends, cause St.Paddy’s Day arrives but once a year! Next day I committed to volunteering at 8am then worked until 10pm.
The hours are hard, the lack of breathing time exhilarating, the copious amounts of coffee-clearly not healthy.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love it.
I love the challenge of testing my limits. It’s rewarding to be able to look back and say, “that was entirely too much” but also, “I did that! I survived that!”
It’s not all fun however, despite the outcomes.
My social media makes each 18 hour day seem relatively glamorous. Instagram shows a smiling face; coffee (who can complain about that?!); Twitter is engaging; and Facebook shows happy memories. Snapchat makes light of the hours, and is the only true perspective to the reality, one that only close friends get to see.
I volunteer, work two jobs, manage many volunteer positions in my spare moments, have pets to take care of, and try to gain some semblance of normalcy throughout it all. In all this other elements of my life suffer.
The pets are cared for less, sleep doesn’t happen, relationships take a hit- far too much goes to the wayside.
So today, as I take the time to focus on #selfcare, finally call my parents back, and “reset my life” I remind you that what you see online isn’t always the reality.
Look beyond what you see on a screen to the reality of a human being.
A smile is easy in front of a flash.
Take care of yourselves friends ❤