Folks say
just be yourself
work hard
stay focused
you can achieve anything.

Thing 1: They make it sound simple.

Thing 1: but it’s so hard.

Thing 1: my body can break sometimes

Thing 1: And looking at the gulf between where I am and where I want to be… I feel so small, useless and pointless.

Thing 1: I feel so tired. All too often. I am ashamed.

Thing 2: it’s ok to feel tired.

Thing 2: it’s ok to have naps.

Thanks to all my patrons and a special big extra thanks to Kate Webb, Erik Owomoyela and Sandra M. Odell.