Did You Forget?

One day you may look around and be overwhelmed by it all. You’ll be mentally going over your to-do list, and listening to everyone who depends on you saying “I need this,” and “can you do that,” and “Don’t forget about this.”

And for a minute, you may just surrender. You may just pull the figurative covers up over your head and say, “fuck this noise. I’m checking out.”

And I get it. I 1000% get it.

Sometimes life can be too demanding and sometimes it can get the best of you.

And sometimes the vacation you need is inside your head. You don’t need to go anywhere physically. You just need that mental vacation.

Take your vacation. Read a book or watch a movie. Get a pedicure or take a hot bath. Because I mean, for fucks sake. All those demands and everything on that to do list will be there, waiting for you.

But let me ask this. Let me ask this one simple, but powerful question.

Did you forget?

Did you forget that you are a badass?

Did you forget that this really isn’t that bad? Did you forget that you have been through worse, that you have waged war on the most fucked up perils of life. . . And come out on top?

I bet you did. I bet when you were wallowing in self pity – why me, why is there so much to do – always, why can’t I get just a couple hours off – you forgot how good at this you are. You forgot that you wouldn’t have been given this life if you couldn’t handle it, and handle it well. I bet you forgot what a beautiful bad ass you are.

Look around you and take stock. Look at all you have, and all you have accomplished. And remember how you got here. It wasn’t through self pity, and it wasn’t ’cause you sat back and let shit fall into your lap. It’s because you worked hard. It’s because you didn’t give up when shit got rough. You pushed forward, and through. You were tireless. You didn’t stop until it was done.

Lace up your ass kicking boots, sweetheart. Get back in the game. Do whatever it is you need to do to get that beautiful mind right – then jump back in. You are that powerful, you are that amazing. Jump in and get shit done. You got this, I just know it.

Published by: A. Elizardo

Single mother to two amazing boys, sister to an inspiration, and the daughter of two opinionated, sarcastic, fun loving individuals that are no longer physically with us. Music, writing, reading, my family - living and gone - are what keep me going as I put on my rose colored glasses and navigate us through this crazy world.

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