Superwoman complex

April 24, 2003

i am learning the difference between confidence and delusion.

confidence: yes, i can do it.

delusion: yes, i can do it all.

i have been fooling myself into believing that i can be everything for everyone. i have been forgetting what i need to be for myself.

i feel awkward and ridiculous. i feel worried for the women in my life whose health is failing, whose hope is draining. i feel tired all the time. i feel like i will never catch up.

but catch up to what? what am i even chasing?

this weekend, i am turning off my ibook and i’m not turning it on until monday morning. maybe without all the noise filling my head i will remember what my own voice sounds like.


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