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Surviving the Chaos: A Heartfelt Rant from Your Personal Tanner

Hello, beautiful souls,

Today, I’m taking a break from all things tanning to chat about something a bit more personal – the whirlwind that is life. Let’s face it, we’re all just trying to survive this crazy ride, right? So, grab a cup of tea (or wine, no judgment here), and let’s have a heart-to-heart.

Remember when the biggest worry was the boy you liked who didn’t even know you existed? I sure do! Back in São Paulo, Brazil, I’d sit on my balcony, play sad music, and cry over my unrequited crush. Simpler times, indeed. Fast forward to now, and my worries have multiplied. I often feel like I don’t know anything, don’t feel safe, and there’s so much happening that I can barely keep up. The little time I have for myself is often spent hiding from the world, trying to catch my breath.

It’s not that I don’t love people – I truly do. It’s just that everything feels overwhelming. Sometimes, I turn off the radio in my car just to enjoy a few minutes of peace. My mind is constantly racing, and I wish I could quiet it down, stop my heart from pounding, and not feel that constant squeeze in my chest telling me I should be doing something else.

I’m not the full quid, as they say. I love writing, and if I could, I’d write endlessly about my feelings, life, and even make you laugh with my stories. Believe me, I’m much funnier in Portuguese! I’ve been in Australia for 19 years now, and I’m still trying to master English. Ironically, I’m also forgetting my own language, so my mind is often a blank canvas of confusion.

Today, as I sat down to tackle my never-ending list of business tasks – social media updates, blogs, website maintenance – I sipped my tea. Yes, I decided to quit sugar, which is another crazy decision. But as I sipped my tea, I realised that instead of focusing on my business, I wanted to share a piece of my life with you.

I struggle with a lot: too many people I don’t know, not enough time to finish chores, and my house perpetually looking like a hurricane hit it. This has been my reality since 2019 when my third child was born. Sometimes, I wish I could quiet my mind, stop my heart from racing, and not feel that constant squeeze in my chest telling me I should be doing something else.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read about my struggles, especially when I know your time is precious. I hope that one day, people like me can learn to stop giving a F^*K about the things that aren’t important and start focusing on what truly matters.

Lots of love,

Karina, your Personal Tanner

P.S. If you can relate to any of this craziness, leave a message. Let’s laugh, cry, and support each other through this wild ride called life.

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