My wonderful readers, you have been so patient with me. The past month and a half has been exhausting, exhillerating, frustrating, encouraging, and probably the most conflicted six weeks of my life. You have, without knowing it, given me the space I needed in order to get back in the saddle again… so here I am. I thank you in advance for your continued patience, because I am just… so… tired.
I’m tired of having to convince the general public that I deserve bodily autonomy.
I’m tired of having to convince potential employers that workplace accommodations are in my hands, they have to do NOTHING but respect me and train me the way they would a sighted employee.
I’m tired of being talked down to like I’m a child.
I’m tired of seeing organizations (albeit well-meaning ones) publish books about “how to talk” to me.
I’m tired of feeling like I am fighting all the time, but I feel like NOT fighting is giving up on myself.
And, most of all…
I am tired of blaming myself for being human, for being imperfect, for being angry and frustrated and exhausted.
I am just… so… very… tired.