I am thrilled by the response to my first post. I’ll be honest… I believe that I got exactly what I was looking for when I decided to put my situation out there.
Thank you to those of you who were willing to make suggestions and those who were willing to share a little about your own experience.
Since Saturday, I have had some excellent conversations, gotten some great ideas, and done some things differently.
I’ve still got my work cut out for me.
But I believe that with your support, I’m up to the task.
I have already taken to heart one of the most important suggestions.
Some of you have pointed out that this isn’t necessarily about food…
Food has been the quick fix.
I need to take better care of myself.
I work way too much.
It’s easy to do in an environment where there is so much need and such limited resources. But the end result has been to feel burned-out and not much good to anyone including myself.
…too tired to exercise… too stressed to make healthy decisions about food… too distracted to make meaningful connections with others… too burned-out to take care of myself the way that I suggest to others to take care of themselves…
So right it made me cry. But maybe I needed just that.
Thank you for being a friend.
Thank you for being a friend enough to tell me what I need to hear.