The upside of depression and desperation
Wendi--glad to have this chance to reread this powerful piece. Your heartfelt words make for a lasting impression--no doubt all who've dwelt in the depths of despair will deem this masterful work unforgettable.
Thank you for sharing. Who amongst us can’t relate?
Thank you Wendi for sharing your story. I have long struggled with what's appropriate to share, what's useful to me and to others, what helps. Joining with you!
You speak vey clearly about your conflict between who we really are and who we have learned to be. I think of the part that I have learned to be as that part that tries to please others before pleasing myself. Recently, I did say to a new friend "no". It was in regards to her request that I take her grocery shopping, when I grocery shop, so she could go in the convenience of my car; (she doesn't have a car). She is a neighbor of mine. Currently she walks to the grocery store with a cart that she has. The grocery store is 15 minutes by walking. Instead I suggested she do "online shopping" at Safeway because they deliver your groceries to your address. It was hard for me to say No to her. However, I am recovering from a hip operation and do need more privacy. I explained this to her. I could tell she was disappointed in my response, However, I feel relieved because I have taken care of myself.
Beautiful share, Wendi. :) Thanks for being so open.