While my mom received aggressive chemoRx for a rare leukemia, I stayed in school @Harvard as a comp sci major & pre-med.

After she died, I didn’t skip a beat & continued, getting the best grades ever.

I wish someone had said it was OK to stop, to take a break, to grieve.
Many of us learn how we relate to work from our parents.

Not once did my parents suggest that my sis or I take a break during my mom’s illness or after her death.

I realize now that they upheld #grindculture b/c that what they were taught.

I’m committed to breaking the cycle.
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