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she’s come undone

10672121_10154674009860601_6990138451082067619_nfriends, i am suffering.

my baby, TWO TODAY, has been a struggling for months with some intense separation / sleep anxiety issues. needless to say,  mega disrupted overnight sleep does not help me cope with the high need land i live in, plus work and (attempt at) masters combo. things be intense up in here. oh, did i mention i’ve had an on again off again neck spasm since august? right. there’s also that.

we all know desperate times (paper writing) calls for desperate measures and i recently resorted to a plea for encouragement and validation. fortunately for me, it was fulfilled and  i received generous affirmations about my ability to endure, find resolution, and prosper.

it was exactly what i needed to hear and helped me harness some of my own exploded anxiety and focus on the prize. today, again panicked by competing priorities and too little time, i’ve been playing the feedback over and over.

this got me thinking about the role that a  few key statements play in my life. simple words that keep me oriented on the good parts of me or that motivate me or to live up. it’s at times like these that i rely on them, as grounding reminders that i am capable of more then frenzy.

thank you to those of you who believe in me. i need you. i have my doubts that i can manage it all at present, and i’m relying on your faith to be the mirror i can’t seem to give myself.

with gratitude, hh.


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