It’s okay to not be okay

 

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Today, I’m not 100% okay.  My Grandma is dying and my oldest son is now officially homeless. The former is ,in a way, a relief since she’s not been the woman who helped raise me for a very long time  but it’s still a difficult passing. The latter… I don’t even know what to say about that. He’s safe and has a few people who can give him a couch to sleep on during these cold NY spring nights. I didn’t even know he was on the verge of being homeless. When I asked if everything was going ok, “Everything is okay, Mom.”

I’m someone who will usually say , “I’m okay” no matter what mess I’m going through at the moment. I’m learning to admit when I’m not a-ok,though. It makes it harder to get support when you push people away who are genuinely concerned about how you’re coping with whatever crap you’re going through. If there’s someone who might be able to help, just admit that you might not be okay and get the help you need.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “It’s okay to not be okay

  1. Learning this made such a positive difference in my life. I still fall back, sometimes, but then I remember . . .

    More importantly, I am thinking of you and yours.

  2. Sometimes I need reminding that it is ok not to be ok. I am familiar with that realization in my own life.
    I am thinking of you and yours, and my hopes are with you ❤

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