My Achilles Heel or Greatest Strength?

Will Perseverance Kill You? Wise Words Over Coffee…

We were burnt out.

“I am just exhausted,” I whispered to Lisa softly, as the clattering of fingers on keyboards around us kept our conversation between the two of us.

“I do not even know why we keep doing this to ourselves, again and again. We are some strong suckers for punishment,” I murmured as I clicked open my plastic coffee cover.

Being a student can be an extremely isolating experience. You spend all day, surrounded by thousands of other people on a vast campus, but you are also so alone.

“I would never say this to anyone else,” I whispered, like I was providing her with the secret ingredient to the elixir of life. “I just wish someone else was in charge of my life. I am sick and tired of making all of the decisions.”

When did I become this hapless damsel in distress?

All my life, I have run from being taken care of, but when I am at my most hopeless, tired or stressed, my biggest wish is to hand over the reigns to someone else.

When desperate times arrive, I fling myself into a world of self despair and admit defeat. I always get up, eventually, but it is exhausting.

Who knew that being an adult would be so bloody exhausting?

I have been working at stopping this ‘woe is me’ attitude in my life.

I have put a quote on my phone, I am not sure if I made it up or stole it, but it says: It’s easy, if you say it is, your reality is your belief.

I write about issues that are near and dear to my heart, with the hope that my stories, experiences, and struggles may empower others: amanlitt.ca

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