Last night a dear friend and I dined and caught up. As I vulnerably told her about my /failed/ marriage and my /semi/ functional family, she asked, “Octavia. Are you alone?”
I paused. I chuckled.
“You have the weight of the wor–how do you come skipping into church every week!?”
And yes, I do skip. And hop. And laugh. And smile.
And no, it is not fake.
I do have a lot to process. And I do feel like crumbling most days. But I don’t crumble. I’m strong. And I surprise myself how much everyday.