Monday, April 1, 2013

Want vs can

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 cooking dinner.

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.


Jim's Girl said...

I am sorry people find it so hard to understand. Then again, it's hard for us to accept it ourselves, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Peop,e should be more understanding or at the very lest talk to you before they assume..

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