mindfulness is hard for me.

daughter of immigrants from

southern italy.

i was raised to not feel

or think

just do as i was told.

so at almost 50

i learned that when i felt like

i couldn’t breathe

that was anxiety

or when i slept for

10 hours

that was depression.

at almost 50

i learned that a drink

was not necessary to feel better

that a healthy beautiful man

could love me

that hours of sleep just because

it feels so good to sleep

just because i want too.

after a long work week.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
adriana suriano

i am a first generation italian-american who grew up in southern new jersey. Life is amazingly beautiful and devastating. Sometimes in the same day.