A #New #York #City mum has summed up how we’re all feeling after this year: tired.
#After receiving a rude comment on social media, the marketing executive is being celebrated online for her clever and considerate response.
#Melanie #Borden, who’s split her time this year mothering two children under the age of eight, working for a luxury auto group and simply surviving coronavirus, was frustrated when someone left an unsolicited opinion about her appearance on #LinkedIn.
The mother of two wrote in her post, “#Earlier this year I started posting a lot on #LinkedIn and it has led me to some amazing opportunities like meeting you.”
“I get a lot of messages and comments that are very positive and kind, but today I wanted to share one with you that I found to be totally ridiculous and felt compelled to share from one of my videos this past week.”
#Borden said the commenter had told her “you look tired #Melanie” — sparking her passionate response.
“#Yes I am tired,” she said, adding: “#On behalf of everyone everywhere worldwide we are all tired from 2020.”
The mum gave a special shout out to “working parents”, saying “#My kids are my number one priority and now we are doing virtual school again for the second time around this year.”
“#Plus the normal parent things outside of a global pandemic like being woken up at night, sick kids, etc.” she added.
#Borden called her tiredness a “badge of honour”, saying she was “very proud” of appearing that way after working hard as a mother and employee.
“#If looking tired is a badge of honour for my accomplishments this year, I’ll take it!! #Who else is with me on this?” she concluded.
#Her post quickly garnered the attention of social media users, as they widely agreed with #Borden’s strong statement.
#Borden appeared on #Good #Morning #America to extend on her message, saying it was important to “shed light on a troll for trying to make me feel bad for how I look. #As mums, we are already so hard on ourselves.”
“#We judge ourselves and each other for everything from which schools we send our kids to, how we look, and what our career achievements are,” she said.
“#We need to be kind to ourselves and each other, this includes over social media. #We have to be the leaders for our children who are the next generation and teach them kindness.”
#Borden noted coronavirus has forced all working parents to be “in the same boat” as they tried to “figure out” the complex situation “while trying to still be ourselves.”
#Nothing but praise, #Melanie #Borden.
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