Living Mental Health/Wellness

Just Breathe.

Written by Katherine Kring

Some days, all you can do is breathe

The simple act, of in and out, is all your mind can take

 The thought of doing more, if just an ounce, causes your soul to ache

Because… some days are just too rough

Somedays are filled with endless thoughts & tiring uncertainties

There’s regrets that make you shake & promises you wish you’d made

And wishes you should have kept & dreams you let whisk away

And a million other words you never said

Or should’ve said

Or hearts you can’t un break

But, as we know, you can’t go back

You can’t un-think,

Un-hear,

Un-say

So…because some things are just too hard

Too hard to just let rest

We toss and turn and search all night

Carrying so much pain

So if some days, it’s all you can gather, just to take one breath

Then that’s really quite okay

For that simple act, of in and out, is all your mind can take

 

About the author

Katherine Kring

My name is Katherine Kring, although most people call me Kaile. You can blame my parents for the confusing two name situation. I was born in Lincoln, NE and raised in Minden, a small farming community in central Nebraska. I have adorably, in love parents and two siblings, one older brother and one younger sister.

Growing up it was apparent that I was kind of the odd man out. Both of my siblings are very blonde, athletic and competitive…and then there’s me. I enjoy singing, theater, speech, writing, and reading. And unfortunately, do not have blonde hair.

After high school, I ventured off to the big city of Omaha, NE where my, then boyfriend, was stationed with the Airforce (He is now my Airforce husband and I have since followed him to Ohio.) I attended Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health in Omaha and pursued a career in Respiratory Care. I now get to have the initials RRT after my name because I am officially a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

My hubby and I live in Ohio with our two crazy, hyper dogs. We love to binge watch netflix, go antiquing, and travel. I also love my Lord, Jesus Christ and enjoy attending our church and reading my bible.