IDK why I subscribed to hustle culture…

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I know that I’m not lazy. I work several jobs. I do my best to clean and workout several times a week. I contribute as much as I can to my household and I (sometimes) blog here.

But ever since the beginning of the pandemic… I’ve needed many naps. I sometimes plan micro-naps in the evening or on the weekends in order to get through my day. It’s frustrating to think that I used to be able to pull all-nighters and work more than one job and pretend that I was perfectly fine. …


Angely Mercado

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