I see you buzzing around. I see your mind racing even when your physical body may stop for a brief moment. I see you.
I want to hold your hands tightly, guide you to my bedroom, and I want us to sit down for a talk. It is not about anything terrible; you are not in trouble. I want you to be inspired after we are finished today.
But, I also want you to rest. You being exhausted by the end of the day, day after day does not serve anyone well. I know you are doing your best. I know you are giving it your all. I know you are trying to live up to the potential people have always seen in you and talked about. I know you are trying to make a difference to change the world and not waste any bit of your life.
I also understand that you doubt yourself every single day that you do not even know what you are doing, or even if you are devoting your time to the right cause. But, doing something has to be better than nothing. Right?
WRONG! That is the biggest downfall you are going to come across. Buzzing around in circles is not getting you anywhere close to where you want to be, and it just makes you tired, and eventually, you will burn out. It is okay to find joy in this very moment, rather than plan for the future.
I know you are trying to do right by everyone else rather than doing what makes you happy. I know you are trying to get it right, to live happily and wisely.
I want you to know that you are doing a great job and I am very proud of you. Do not believe the lies that you have to do it all, and do it all now.
I would love to see you take a break every now and then. I would love to see you slow down and relax. Just catch your breath. Just long enough to clear your head. Self-care is a divine responsibility. You cannot give what you don't have.
Eventually, I would love to see you live from a pattern of rest- no rushing, no working. Your life needs balance- swing into work, swing back into the fun stuff.
You are going to do great things, darling. I just know it. Celebrate your accomplishments and victories. Take note of all the good. Learn from your mistakes and apply what you have learned to your life. Keep track of your progress, because you are making excellent progress! The world will keep spinning when you stop to take a breather, I promise!
Trust me, in the end, everything will be okay and if it is not okay, then obviously it is not the end. Chin up or the crown slips.
I am rooting for you with everything I got, always.