I’m Sorry

For I have failed you.

Photo by Steve DiMatteo on Unsplash

Well, this is a rather dramatic title for what I'm about to write about, lol.

About 2 months ago, I made a public pact that I was going to put out at least one article a week. I was trying to build consistency and stay committed to a goal. But I could not put out an article last week and because of that, I have been having all sorts of thoughts running through my head:

‘Oh well, you knew you wouldn’t be able to be consistent anyways.’

‘Since you’ve already ruined the plan, might as well just give up now.’

‘How can you be allowing a setback to distract you from being consistent?’

‘You suck.’

The voices of self condemnation and self loathing had started ringing in my head.

But this time around, I decided to not give in.

I took a one week vacation from all the goals I had set. I acknowledged the fact that my heart and my mind were feeling a bit overwhelmed and tired. I didn’t dismiss the emotions I was feeling, but at the same time, I’m not going to let them control or define me.

I’m back and I will continue from where I stopped. I will not allow a setback to define me.

We move.




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Sharon Stephen

A young Nigerian woman, sharing her thoughts on Faith, Medicine, Photography and Life in general. 💜