Blues Tues(day)

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” -Charles Dickens

I am exhausted. I’m not sure what exactly the problem is for me; I haven’t been sleeping well as of late and it’s finally to a point where it’s really affecting my ability to function. While I work on getting to the bottom of that, I constantly remind myself that I have a reason for being here. More than that, I absolutely love my life and I love what I get to do everyday. Although some days my responsibilities feel more like a chore than a blessing, I know that there are people who do not get to do what they want to do for a variety of reasons. I know that I am lucky.

A strength of mine, that I may in fact be losing, is that I care so much for other people. I notice it very much when I’m at home, and thanking the people that I get to talk to every day, they reap the benefits of my love. But others that are further on the exterior; I fear that they don’t get to see that side of me as often and that makes me sad. What makes me even more sad is that I’m not sure how to go about sharing it with everything else that is going on in life. I do have faith that I will find the way.

I want to remind each and every one of you to be tenacious every single day. Stand up for what you believe in, and stick to your guns. This world is too rough and brutal for you not to. Make sure you do not let your heart give in to the stresses of life, and continue to show your love for others. Remember to show love and grace towards those who need it the most. Try not to get too caught up in your own life and/or problems that you forget to listen to other people. Think before you respond, including thinking about the other person and what they need. 


Published by She Got The PhD

A web-based soapbox of an Assistant Professor of color in Chemical Engineering; sharing my feelings on books, academia, and current events. I hope you enjoy reading :)

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