I have been beyond irritated and overwhelmed with everything going on in my life as of late. Dealing with my own problems, and trying to help my friends deal with their problems, has proven to be a bit much for me. It's like a lightening strike, of all the things for it to hit, it chose me.
On top of these that, school is already kicking my ass this semester, and I just want to hurry up and be where I want to be in life...I feel like I'm being pulled in a million different directions.
I find myself saying "because, wth?", at least 3 times a day, probably more than that actually. Sometimes I just have to laugh it off because I'm probably being dramatic, but other times I'm dead serious. Being really overwhelmed isn't a good thing, and could lead to some serious issues.
It is important to take a step back, and take some time for yourself, even when it doesn't seem feasible. Never allow anyone to tell you that you don't need or deserve time for yourself. As we speak, I should be reading a 40 page article for class, yet I'm typing this blog post lol. See? I'm taking time for myself, which is also helping you. Everybody wins. I guess lightening isn't always a bad thing either, maybe I needed the shock to the system.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” - Audre Lorde
I hope this helps you, as much as its helped me,
Urban Black Girl