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(305/365) the weight of the world...

"If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders -- what would you tell him to do? I don't know. What could he do? What would you tell him? To shrug." - Ayn Rand (from Atlas Shrugged)

 

I feel like Atlas at times... that I carry the weight of many instead of only my own. I worry that when I leave my job that'll I'll burden my other coworkers with my caseload. I worry about the success of my children and families after I leave. I worry that I may cause them more harm than good when I depart. I worry that I don't spend enough time with the people I care about. I worry that they don't know how much I care. The anxiety and worry are giant weights that cause undue stress not only myself... but on those around me because it tend to show itself as undue frustration and annoyance inadvertently directed at them. I sincerely apologize. I know it's not healthy to care too much, but I'm afraid of caring too less... where is the healthy boundary?

  

*Much thanks to that special boyfriend of mine for dealing with me via phone in helping with the Photoshop effects. Hopefully he'll teach me his wonderful knowledge of that application before I frustrate him into oblivion...

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Taken on May 10, 2012