Day 50: This Too Shall Pass

Happy Friday and Day 50 of Another 100 Days of Hannah, y'all!
 
First things first: Is it just me, or is it crazy that we're already 50 days into the new year and halfway through this round of blogging?
 
In any case, here we are on another Friday morning, doing the lovely blogging thing.

Admittedly, I feel a little bit like death today.
Most of my body feels weak and achy.
My sinuses are semi-plugged.
And, for the third or fourth day straight, I feel like my eyes aren't really focusing/I can't really see out of my right eye.
(First: yes, I know I'm an eye doctor - I should figure it out. I've dealt with this on and off for several years and have yet to be able to pinpoint what's going on.  Second: No, I'm not truly missing vision in my right eye.  Don't worry, I've checked.  Repeatedly.)
Which... also makes it so my brain feels foggier and like I can't mentally focus.

Woohoo.
 
I guess that brings me to my thoughts for the day.
 
Does anyone else actively avoid making plans for fear that they won't feel functional on the day of and will need to cancel?
 
This is something I do with relative frequency.
 
Admittedly, I often feel like I can't function socially unless I'm at my best - physically, mentally, and emotionally.  And so, I try to tailor my life so I never have to show up as anything less.
 
Unfortunately, however, that doesn't always work.
Because, as frustrating as it is, life doesn't always go as planned.
 
Sometimes you get sick.
Sometimes the weather gets in the way.
Sometimes your body just doesn't want to cooperate.
Sometimes your brain just won't process as quickly as you want it to.

And, as I'm reminding myself today, that's okay.
It's okay to be human.
And more importantly, it's okay to let others know that you're human.
 
Regardless of who you are, you don't have to have it all together all the time.
 
Because, frankly, you won't.
Or, at least I sure won't.
 
This morning, as I am reminded first hand of the frailty of my own humanity, it is easy to want to hide my weakness from others.
But, as I am tempted to do so, I am reminded of one beautiful truth.
 
This too shall pass.
 
This too shall pass.
 
Whatever I am feeling or experiencing in this moment will not last forever.
I don't have to run from it.
And I don't have to hide it from others.
Because, no matter how painful or uncomfortable the present is, it will pass.
This moment?
It doesn't define me.
 
A moment of weakness?
Admitting to pain?
Dancing with doubt?
Arguing with anger?
Fighting fear?
 
These don't make me weak.
They don't make me unfit, or unable, or unworthy.
 
They make me real.
 
And being real?
I'm convinced that's the greatest gift we can give or receive.
 
'Til tomorrow,
 
Hannah 

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