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I am Not Superwoman But I Got This!


Nope.  I am not.  I have no superpowers. No super speed or strength and I sure I can’t fly. I am not superhuman.

I am not Superwoman but yet, I am determined to be her.

I sometimes forget that I am only human and not capable of doing it all.  Maybe, once I did, but not anymore. I can’t spend a long day at work, come home to cook dinner, and then clean.  I can’t spend a Saturday shopping, cleaning, doing laundry and everything else in between.  Once upon a time, I could but I no longer can.

Why do I keep trying to convince myself I can? Why do I keep doing it? Why do I think I can?

Because I did. I used to.

And those feelings nag at and stay with me. I used to be able to carry 3 or 4 heavy cloth shopping bags and not even think about how heavy they were. Now, I am lucky I can carry one. But I used to carry 3 or 4! And if I could do it before, why can’t I anymore?

Because that was before chronic illness and pain dominated my life.



4 thoughts on “I am Not Superwoman But I Got This!

  1. You speak for so many of us. Thank you. I could have written this. My thoughts always revolve around how much longer can I keep pushing? I’ve been pushing for almost 20 years. I keep expecting that one of these days superwoman will be gone and in her place will be a broken, decrepit woman.

    Just not today☺
    Thanks for your eloquent post

    1. I can recall my times where I told myself I didn’t have it in me to fight anymore but despite feeling that, I continue to keep going. We have to. We can’t let illness and pain win.

  2. The thing is that you are in fact Superwoman. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to rise above the pain and accomplish all that you do.

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