“Self-care is also not arguing with people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” ~Ayishat A. Akanbi⠀ It was an early evening in late June of 2020.
My housemate and I were eating sushi in our backyard while crickets tuned up for their nightly symphony around us. To our right loomed a voluminous green tree, imposing in height but with a texture (furry and cuddly like a Sesame Street character) that made it seem friendly.
I could’ve really used a friendly creature right then. Hours earlier we’d found out that our housemate—who’d contracted COVID while on vacation with a fourth housemate—would be returning home the following day. I’d expressed my discomfort with this, in no uncertain terms; however, my housemates had dismissed me and maintained their plans to return home regardless.Read more on tinybuddha.com