Derek Palmer

Be grateful, embrace the struggle.

Photo by MUILLU on Unsplash

I’ve felt like I had a rough past few weeks. I’ve felt burnt out, stressed out, overwhelmed, sad, and even depressed.

Until this morning.

I spent some extra time in bed, instead of getting up at 6 am to make a cup of coffee and get to work in my office, I decided to lay there for an hour or so. No phone was in my hands, just listening to the sounds of birds chirping, and…