It is EXHAUSTING be an introvert & having chosen a role in life that requires such a high degree of public engagement.
I wouldn't change my path - I am passionate & committed & deeply inspired by the priviledged place I hold in our community and with each individual person & family I support. This is not about "burn out" in that sense.
Today, self reflection has been dropped off at my feet. It is never easy to hear that your actions or words have been careless or have unintentionally caused pain to people who you love. It is uncomfortable. It sits like a rock in my gut and makes my eyes leak.
But.... It is important. I have realized that in part my exhaustion is stemming from what sometimes feels like super-human effort to share, promote, engage, inspire, validate, advocate, and verbalize. All of these things are so important but not one comes naturally to me.
So I will sit & think about how this struggle has affected my communication & my balance. Because it has - and that matters. #reflection #anxiety #growth #pain #feels #findyourvoice #ownit #introvertstruggles