This is for you.
The dentist that is in pain. The one suffering in silence and holding it all together for everyone around you.
Sure, we see you smile. But are you really smiling deep down?
How did things get so bad? It was just yesterday when you graduated and were ready to take on the world and serve others.
But is this the life you thought you’d have by now?
I feel for you, I really do. No one would have prepared for what you’re going through right now.
Throw in a pandemic on top of everything else and you’re barely keeping it together.
I see you…and it’s okay. You’re not alone.
The thought of taking a moment to yourself for self-care has about the same odds as winning the lottery. Instead of putting yourself first, you continue to make sure everyone else around you is looked after.
But all this looking after others has you thinking “who’s looking after me?”
You hear people going on vacations and celebrating their weekends…and you can barely muster the energy to turn on the TV.
You’d kill to have a weekend where you can have fun, take off the mask and just be you.
Even the work doesn’t feel the same anymore. The patients don’t feel the same anymore. Going through the motions is your norm.
You’re still young…so why do the thoughts of retirement consume you?
The thought of putting in another few decades into something that is hurting you inside is far from what you want, yet it’s all that you can see.
How the heck are you supposed to work on yourself, meditate, do yoga, and journal…when you don’t even want to get out of bed?
How can you possibly even dream of a better future…when you don’t even have the energy to look at yourself in the mirror and smile.
You’re tired of living a life that doesn’t feel like your own. You are tired of playing second fiddle to those around you.
No one understands the suffering and sacrifices you’re making.
And instead of making the change you seek to make…you feel guilty.
Guilty investing in yourself.
Guilty thinking, that, even for a moment, you could be happy. And that you deserve to be happy.
And instead of taking a chance on a “what if…”, you keep playing small and hiding yourself from the world. Hiding makes you feel safe. After all, everyone tell you that you should be grateful for what you have.
Yet all you do is dream of a different life…but…you’ve also told yourself if you don’t dream, then you can’t be disappointed if it doesn’t come true. A clever way to trick yourself into thinking things aren’t that bad.
But I think you want more..
A life where you wake up inspired…not one that is full of stress and anxiety.
It’s time for you to take full control of the gift of life you’ve been given.
You are worthy of making change. You deserve the best life has to offer.
You are full of love and light and it’s your duty to share that with those around you. It’s the passion in your smile that you need to express to others to feel alive again.
I see you.
And you are a mother-fucking GIFT…trust me.
There is no one like you.
No one on this planet that even resembles the gifts you have to offer the world.
It’s time for you to put yourself first.
Because if you don’t…who will?
Say YES to that change you’ve been telling yourself you’ll make for years.
Say NO to things that no longer inspire you.
Say YES to believing in yourself.
Say NO to the people that no longer serve you.
Say YES to your dreams.
Say NO to your doubts.
There are many things in life you’ll never be able to control.
But there’s also many things you can…