Is it embarrassing to admit that you’re tired?
I do not believe it is.
I’ve recently realized that I’m tired.
I’m tired of being strong.
I’m tired from acting like I have it all together.
I’m tired of being everything to everyone.
I sometimes ask myself, why I am the way I am?
I refuse to leave an unfinished task.
I refuse to not care about everyone else.
I refuse to not compete even with myself.
From the day I met my mother, I knew I had to be strong.
I had to be strong for my future.
I had to be strong for my kids.
I had to be strong for myself.
Every morning despite my exhaustion, I still do.
Even when my back hurts, I still do.
Even when my head hurts, I still do.
Even when I’m outnumbered, I still do.
I’ve been trying to be strong since I realized that I was a woman,
self-sufficient, stubborn, ambitious, and independent.
My failures are my motivation to do more.
My fears are the backbone of my determination.
My mistakes are a sign that I am human.
In the end being tired of being strong is not a sign of weakness.
It is a sign that you need someone.
Someone to remind you,
Someone to pick you up,
Someone to tell you,
You don’t need to be strong, all the time!
I’m strong but I am tired, sometimes!