I'm writing this blog because I literally just caught myself saying, "Ugh. I've been such a useless slug today," and well, that isn't very nice. That being said, I am sure I am not alone in this feeling, and I guess I just wanted to remind anyone who is reading this blog that you don't have to be perfect every day.
Today, I am tired from a wedding I went to this weekend and struggling to adjust back to everyday life.
I am also doing my best, and I'm sure you are, too.
So what if we spent a little too much time on social media or let the to-do list be a to-do list for just a little while longer?
Modern life is nothing if not an endless to-do list, and sometimes, things can just wait. Sometimes, we don't have to feel guilty for resting.
And the Reality Behind the Photos You See
I really don't have anything else to say, but I felt this was important. I may have shared a glamorous photo of the absolutely beautiful wedding I was invited to attend, but I also want to share:
the FOMO of all the weddings I didn't get invited to (even though I know those decisions were never personal).
the slow transition back into everyday life after a weekend away.
the feeling of being overwhelmed.
the feeling that I'm not doing enough.
the feeling that I'm not even good enough to share, or that social media is somehow insincere.
the feeling of being alone after being surrounded by people all weekend and missing my friends.
the mental image of me laying on top of a pile of clean laundry from last week and stepping over the weekend bag I still haven't unpacked because I just can't today.
In this moment, I caught myself being cruel and decided to be gentle instead. I hope you extend yourself the same kindness -- today and every day.
Mental health is important, and I am continually learning more about it and trying to grow.
If you need someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to send me a message or email me at loganrosereadsandwrites at gmail dot com.
At the very least, let this blog be a reminder that you're not alone.