As I have been cutting back in my life, I have run into some misunderstandings. There are people who think that I am not doing as many things in my life due to the fact that I don't want to. But the reality is that I cant do everything I used to do.
I used to go for a daily walk. Yesterday I went for a walk because it
hit 60 degrees (finally) on one of my favorite routes through the conservation land that I used to do easily. When I came home and had to lie down for a
bit and was hobbling around for the rest of the day and almost bailed on
I was at a meeting recently and someone said something about me not wanting to do everything I used to do for the group. They were wrong, I really can't. I think they look at me and think I look the same as I did six months ago but I am not.
Looks can be deceiving. Just because I do not look different, doesn't mean I don't feel differently. I am on more medications, in more pain, have less energy, and have much more difficulty in getting around. I am not a slacker but I just can't do everything I used to.
So before you look at me and tell me that I don't want to do something or I just need to suck it up and do everything I used to do, take a minute to think from my side and don't assume that I'm lazy.