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I’m EXHAUSTED. Please don’t tell me to take ‘me time’.

By September 5, 2021September 6th, 2021No Comments

I’m exhausted and everyone around me is exhausted, but it doesn’t feel like we’ll ever get a chance to recharge, writes Liadán Hynes


I’m sitting in the waiting room of my dentist leaving a friend a voice note. “Finally here,” I tell her. I am there to get a root canal, and I’ve been looking forward to it for weeks. My dentist has promised me I won’t feel a thing (he wasn’t lying), that I would just sit back and listen to podcasts. No parenting duties, no urgent emails; untouchable. Bliss.

I’m exhausted and everyone around me is exhausted, but it doesn’t feel like we’ll ever get a chance to recharge, writes Liadán Hynes

I’m sitting in the waiting room of my dentist leaving a friend a voice note. “Finally here,” I tell her. I am there to get a root canal, and I’ve been looking forward to it for weeks. My dentist has promised me I won’t feel a thing (he wasn’t lying), that I . . .

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