Thank you for this post.

I have Crohn’s Disease and this post really resonated with me today. I’m trying to show myself more compassion on a daily basis. I’m young (age 26) and there is a lot of pressure (mostly from myself) to achieve in my career and do all these great things, but some days it takes all my energy just to get up and get to work. What’s even harder is that most people around me see that I look healthy from the outside, but not how much energy it takes for me to keep up that appearance.

Anyway, thank you for the reminder to be kind to myself and for helping me feel less alone.