Three words that are nearly impossible for me to say. A week or so ago, I was with my #50WomenCan sisters and we were updating each other on our lives and action plans. It was all bragging until one of us said it.
Then we all admitted it. We are tired. Very tired. It is tiring trying to be superwoman, pretending to have it all and with grace, too. I’m coming out of a low period where I should be very excited for all the things that are happening in 2020, but all I feel is exhaustion. Being a leader is tiring. Leading takes a certain amount of brain energy, but also emotional, *soul* energy that we don’t often admit to anyone, much less ourselves.
Being a leader is eternally giving away your Legos, and being poised and prepared every time a bomb is thrown you way. We take care of those around and below us. Sometimes we even take care of those above us. Oh yes, and our families and friends, too.
It is a lot.
So this edition is me giving you permission to say how tired you are. Or how sad those layoffs made you. It is OK. We are human. You don’t have to say this to anyone but yourself. Or hit reply and tell me. We can be tired together.
Go to the doctor! Or dentist!
Spend all of your FSA money before the year ends, please.