Sometimes, it's okay to not be okay.
I'm so so so grateful for having the chance and platform to share ideas and stories with all of you.
A week before this happened, my anxiety spiralled out of control and I couldn't lift my body off the bed. I was extremely sick while speaking, which maybe wasn't visible, but it was very much real. In fact all the while I felt like I was standing outside my body, watching myself. But I promised myself that I would do this, regardless. Sometimes our body and brain resists this push, when it just can't take it anymore and we must listen to it. And while that is extremely frustrating, there are so many moments where it lifts that ball of stress with all its power and for that, we should give it a little hug.
Thank you for supporting me and my work every single day. It gives me so much strength. I'd love to hear your stories and experiences. You can connect with me on firstname.lastname@example.org.