Stress

Written by: Morgan Blair, founder and creative director of Unpolished Journey

Stress

It’s like a ball of Christmas lights tangled in your esophagus.  The lights randomly turn on, it’s pretty, your throat is glowing with all the millions of tasks left undone. The knot keeps words from leaving your lips or sustenance from sliding down your throat. You need to untangle the knot, but how does someone do that when the knot is stuck in their throat?

Stress

It’s like having sore feet from a long night, but never having another day off. No time to soak them, massage them, or allow them to recover. It is the compiling effect of sore feet. Worse and worse and worse until you walk with a limp and shoes are no longer an option. You need a day off, but how can you do that when you have three jobs?

Stress

It’s like peanut butter on your toothbrush, sticky, messy. You don’t realize it as you stumble to the bathroom in a sleepy haze. You grab it and bring it to your teeth. It taste funny. You look in the mirror. All your teeth are brown and your hands are stained with the lovely reek of peanuts and sugar. You need to wash it all off, but how do you do that when the butter is stuck between all the bristles?

Stress

Stress is leaning too far forward while being pushed backwards. It is the upside down while standing right side up. Stress has been a dear friend and also a long lost enemy. What do you do? The only thing you can do is invite it in and offer it a cup of tea. It might be there for awhile.

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