Just because you work so hard, all the time, doesn’t mean you have to show up here, today, with your best idea, your cleanest clothes, your most presentable face, all tied up in your finest ribbons when the risk of the wind tearing those ribbons to tatters is the only guarantee you have.
It’s okay to be tired.
It’s okay to say no.
So, no. I can’t show up today, and I may not show up tomorrow. I don’t know. It’s a new thing I’m trying.
But my ribbons are quite pretty, especially when the wind behaves.