I feel the same and have my entire life. Can’t stop for illness, depression, a vacation, a breath. Always someone or something needs me — husband, daughter, grandchildren, pets, clients, clients of clients, and various friends over the years. When I was younger, previous husband who was worthless at home, stepmother, father, sister, great-aunt, and various in-laws.

I can’t imagine shouldering your load in f — king western Pennsylvania in the winter! Especially after a challenging move across the country. But, really, western PA in winter?? No, I think that would be my proverbial straw.

Enjoy Portland. You deserve it, Shaunta.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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