I wish I had a dime for every time someone said, “you look tired,” to me this week at work. AND IT WAS IT’S ONLY TUESDAY. I’d be retired at 25 like I’ve always jokingly said.
This might sound like I’m complaining but the pure fact is: I’M EXHAUSTED.
I have never been this tired in my whole life. Juggling work, starting model practice, keeping my blog up to date, travelling, supporting my husband through medical school, and all the community groups I’m a part of, well, this week, I’m just tired.
I’m sure some of you reading this are much busier that I, and trust me, I’m not complaining. I’m thankful I have a reason to be tired.
Some of my favorite people to work with (shout out to Chick-fil-A), and I had a meeting Tuesday and we were all in the same boat—all aboard the USS I’m exhausted.
We decided that we had so much on our plates, that our plates have become platters, and not just a platter, a giant Thanksgiving platter.
Oh my gosh after getting home from work Tuesday, I was begging God for rest, GOOD rest. I was trying to find a day in my schedule to take off work and according to my calendar, I’m fully booked until 2021. (Joking, kind of).
I woke up this morning ready to conquer the day, although exhausted, with a migraine. I haven’t had a migraine in YEARS thanks to help of neurologists, therapists, and the good Lord. This migraine was so excruciating I couldn’t even stand up in the shower and I was getting sick. TMI, but that’s the kind of migraine it was, one so bad I was vomiting while feeling like an elephant was stomping on my head.
But I was so determined to make it to work because I knew how much was on my platter. I took my medicine, managed to make it through a shower, and then laid down. The medicine was no help and I started to get light headed and I forced myself to lay down.
I was so hesitant to text my co-workers to let them know I was sick because I wanted to work so bad! I typed the message while my head was pounding and gave up. I needed to stay home.
Wednesday is canceled.
I slept all day long, until this moment. Like a baby, never waking up once. I still have a headache, but minor compared to this morning. My head hurts, but I’m well rested. What?!
This might sound crazy but I firmly believe that today God forced me to rest. I haven’t had a migraine like this since I was in college.
We all know God works in mysterious ways and today He worked in the form of a migraine forcing me to stay home from work and rest.
As bad as I wanted to fight through today and go to work, I knew I wouldn’t be productive today, and for the rest of the week. Going to work and doing good work is so important—today I couldn’t have done that with or without a migraine because I was so tired.
God knew I needed rest so I could go to work for the remainder of the week and do good work. I’m very thankful God canceled Wednesday for me.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
Ask God for rest if you need it, friends. He’ll give you rest one way or another.