DAY 040 – It’s OK to NOT be Ok
On this week’s HERshyt Show Episode 046 the ladies talk about it being ok to not be ok. Last night, as I sat on a couch across from one brother and beside another in near silence, I could feel the tiredness in the room as my phone rang with yet another brother on the phone. Yes, I have a large family. Yes, we are often not ok. Over the years we have learned to talk about our problems, but there is still that pressure of being the type of men that do the opposite. It is comfortable to hold things in and work through it. I sat there thinking that I haven’t taken a vacation since Spring Break of 2021 where I spent a week touring skateparks with my son in Colorado. I see the goals in front of us. Most are 1st time home buyers navigating a greatly inflated market. While I have properties, they need costly repairs and maintenance. We are father’s trying to carve decent paths for our kids in a world that is incredibly dark these days. Add in navigating the politics of work environments while continuously tasking ourselves to be more productive. If you see us, we will appear fine with smiles and laughter because that is how we are conditioned. But know there are moments when men like us are not ok. Moments where we have to meditate, go to bed early, go for long walks or have hours long conversations to get things off our mind. I’m thankful that the ladies at @theHERshytShow are doing their part to normalize not being ok. I want the men in my community to do the same.
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