stress fracture: noun. a fracture of a bone caused by repeated (rather than sudden) mechanical stress
I have mental stress fractures. They are slowly growing and getting more painful. I never really know how to respond. The easiest way to get through this is to go and do something I enjoy. But then the question becomes, “What do I truly enjoy?” Unfortunately, I haven’t a clue and the fractures are continuing to grow. I just want the freedom to do something fun and meaningful but I honestly don’t know that I can. Everything I love just seems to be too expensive or too time intensive. I know that one day it will be worth it, this working all of the time. This doing what I don’t love. But until then, I have these stress fractures growing in my brain.