but there’s a stark difference between being tired and managing fatigue
I feel like tiredness and/or fatigue are such important topics to discuss! I deal with quite a bit of fatigue and brain fog which is due to peri-menopause.
Sending hugs to you Whitney and thank you for sharing a bit of your world 💕
Whitney, this is such a beautiful and vital letter. As I read, an image popped into my head - one of you opening the shutters and gifting the world your truth. And in the process, you let some light in.
I'm 66 and I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since the mid 1980s. I managed to raise a daughter alone, run my own business, go back to school at 56, and get and BA and an MA in creative writing before Firbmyalgia set in during the pandemic. It's hard for me to stop being a Type A person, I fight the longing to be busy, everyday. But I sleep more, I do less and I do the best I can everyday. Thank you for sharing your struggle. 💚 You are not alone.
Such great observations. I have suffered from fatigue the last few years after multiple fertility-related traumas. I found it so hard to not be able to do things and getting exhausted so easily. Luckily my energy is coming back and I’m in a much better place now but I do have to be careful as I tip over I to fatigue easily. Wishing you a gentle recovery xx