“But You’re Always Tired!”

Whilst I’ve generally come to the conclusion that I am unable to work full-time for the time being – and maybe never work full-time again – it’s a statement I’ve truly gotten tired of hearing.

Ha! See that? I made a terrible pun.

It’s not even the fact that I’m tired all the time – although, sometimes that really does drive me nuts.

Instead, it’s the constant comments of, “But you’re always tired.”

Yes, yes I am.

Every action takes energy – energy I don’t always have to give.

Every time I push myself in any way, it can result in things like falling asleep at Disneyland.

Which legitimately happened. Seriously.

Often, it doesn’t take much for my energy to drain – simple tasks can be exhausting for me.

When I do work, I am constantly exhausted. The art of waking up is something I haven’t yet mastered, especially on days where I haven’t naturally woken up.

I don’t need you to remind me that I’ve told you that I’m tired.

I don’t need you to remind me when you ask what I plan on doing, and my response is an earnest “sleeping”, you tell me that’s all I ever do.

If I could have a different life, I’d pick a different one.

But this is the card I’ve been dealt, and this is my life, no matter how boring it may seem to you.

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9 thoughts on ““But You’re Always Tired!”

  1. gettingthroughanxiety says:

    I’m so sorry you struggle with this, Carla. Sadly, I can kind of relate. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that because of my anxiety, I don’t get out much and do much – or because I’m not used to doing a lot, but when I do, I tend to get tired easily. I also think that boredom plays into it and I hate when people criticize me for being tired – something that I’m not fond of about myself.

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