This is what the end of a fifty hour work week looks like.🥂I'd like to raise a toast:
Cheers to gainful employment. Cheers to working when you're tired, sick, or children are vying for your time and attention. Cheers to admonishing yourself, "YESYOUCAN" when you first heard yourself whispering, a million times, "i can't." Cheers to obstacles overcome, limitations shoved aside, and every roadblock that tried to hinder, removed. Cheers to the doubters and the naysayers, the ones who told me I was too crazy, too eccentric, too much. A very special toast to my haters, the dusty ones I shook off a long, long time ago. Thank you, in hindsight, for fueling my progress forward. Also, cheers to the men who couldn't keep up. Yes, ladies, let's toast to all the boys out there - masquerading as grown men - who can't handle the grind; who are intimidated by our work ethics, our delicious intelligence, our shimmering, glittering expectations. Cheers to their insecurities parading around their true colors and, thereby, setting us freer than we've ever been. Cheers to knowing my worth and what I'll never go back to.
Cheers to clenched-jaw determination, fighters' wills, and mommas that instilled within us burning heaps of confidence. Cheers to an inner compass that shines the way, and daughters and sons who light a fire within us that shines so bright, we need no other guide as we pound our way down life's path, while our heartbeat, which rings so loudly in our ears with that message of audacious hope, is the only thing we truly hear.
Cheers to fifty more years of this. Cheers to the knuckle-busting days, the nights spent nursing others, and the love made in between.
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