Thank you for your courage in sharing this story. You give voice and inspiration to those of us who lack the strength and vulnerability it takes to let the world see us when we’re weak. We carefully craft resumes listing all the great things we’ve accomplished. What about a portfolio of all the mountain we climbed and obstacles we conquered to get there?
I can definitely relate to your experience of going through a period of being easily drained of energy. I find that carrying around unprocessed emotions, especially negative ones, will drain my fuel tank. Which is why I have adopted a meditation practice that embraces my need to actively reflect on my day and make peace with the chaos and injustice that life throws at us.
I am proud of you for starting this conversation and feel so blessed to have you as a friend.