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Thank you for helping me feel less alone. My current daily struggle is trying to find new ways to motivate my 12 year old to get up and go to school. I’d rather be sleeping too, and it’s a nightmare having to get up so early.

I’m sort of unemployed and I’m supposed to be writing this year, and finishing my books, but I feel guilty focusing on writing and so I do laundry, and cook food, and find ways to volunteer my time for other people.

The boxes are still mostly unpacked in my house. And their omnipresent demand makes it hard to write.

Oh, and my eyes are getting worse. My body is a cage that finds new ways to hurt every day.

I try so hard not to be a a downer in my posts, but I’m so grateful for this moment to commiserate.

Thank you (I know I’ll be ok once I get my kiddo up, and make it to my coffee meeting with a friend, but all I want to do is go back to sleep) for writing. I appreciate you!

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Update: my kid just got out of bed. On. His. Own. And suddenly my day seems off to a great start. It’s Friday and all things are now possible. Thank you universe for the random act of kindness.

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You are not alone in any of this. I’m so glad the morning got off to a better start than expected. Those days are a true gift!

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Feb 1Liked by Chase Roper

Ahh I feel you just captured my inner monologue and daily mental struggles 😂😂 I try to write about the same anxieties on my Substack and just recounting it can re-trigger past anxieties. But yay! I feel less alone in my thinking, goal accomplished 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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Thank you for the comment! And hang in there, the struggle is real and we’re all doing our “best.”

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Each day all we can do is our best but we compare ourselves to others which makes the suffering worst. My struggle this week is helping my husband recover from major surgery. Our kids are grown and have been helping by being here or from their homes. I long to get back to my routine and have some creative time.

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I’ve been on both sides of that coin and completely understand. I hope the recovery goes well and that you’re able to carve out that time where you can!

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