A weight on my shoulders

Weight on my shoulders

“She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
on her shoulders and made it
look like a pair of wings.”
― Ariana Dancu

Recently I have felt that I have a lot on my shoulders; I feel that they are supporting not only my own weight but also the weight of others. I don’t feel overwhelmed and exhausted like I can do at times, but I do feel that I am shouldering a lot of additional pressure.  Being back at work has had certainly had an impact. My current caseload is difficult and the responsibility to try and improve things that really I cannot fix, combines with stories which tug at my heart strings on a daily basis. I want to be strong. I want to be all things to all people, but I am aware that I have to take care.

It angers me that the world can be so damaging and so difficult for some. It provokes a passion within me to fight for those who can’t do that for themselves, and try to limit some of the harm that is caused. I become absorbed in the snapshots of time that I get with each person and give my all, knowing that I am such a small part of a very large picture. I suppose somewhere I hope that having someone who listens and someone who tries will mean something, So I listen and I try and I carry the weight back to a place and a time where I can let it go.  And believe me when I say that I know how lucky I am to have that place.

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  1. I feel a bit like I have a lot of weight at the moment. I seem to be the one everyone needs right now and it is quite exhausting at times so I hear you and send hugs


    • Thank you. I hope so too and it usually goes in waves so I think it will calm. Some of it just needs time to adjust to changes too I think ?

  2. This is a very sensual image. I think while we can’t sort everyone’s problems, we are able to sometimes carry some of their pain so they are not being crushed by it. Very powerful words, Missy, and you seem to be a very warm and caring person.

    • Thank you DS. I feel quite lucky to be in a position where I can try to help but sometimes I can feel it and need to stop to breathe ?

  3. You’re a great person to want to do so much for others. While we can all help some, no one can help all. It can be so overwhelming to try!

    Hope you don’t try to carry touch…at least not for too long. ?

  4. Playing catch up, and understand all those pressures all to well…you’re very good at shouldering them, and HL is good at easing them. Just don’t take on too much, if you can. Beautiful image x

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