Unless you’ve been living in Antarctica, under a rock, 100 feet under the ocean, you know it’s January.
Most folks out there are blogging about their goals for 2017 or their review of 2016.
But somehow, I got stuck in November.
My mom has been having some health issues, I’m having some health issues, my good friend has had more loss than anyone should have in a handful of months, work has sent me a few difficult projects, and I’m pulled between two of my own book worlds: One that I semi-finished about a year ago, and now I’m knee deep in edits. And I started the other by writing 50,000 words during November.
In the last few weeks, every time I sit down to write, my brain freezes. It’s terrifying. I have no words. I’ve started a host of articles, blogs, letters, and left a ream of blank paper, hours of blank screens in my wake.
A girlfriend “diagnosed” me with vulnerability hangover (a term borrowed from Brene Brown), and I think she’s right. There’s only so many times you can deal with deep emotions before burning out.
I need to find that settled place where my wonder thrives. And there’s only one solution I know:
I don’t know what that looks like right now. And that’s rather terrifying to admit: I don’t know. But I know it has to come before my list of things to do.
I’ll still be here working to actually get stuff done, but trying to find a way to do it that doesn’t make me feel like the crazy lady who walks between rooms talking to herself, “I was doing something. What was I doing?” Or other such drivel.
I’ve already made progress. I’ve dropped a few commitments, found ways around housework (props to the hubs for the Roomba I got for Christmas), and I took a two-week break from writing.
But don’t panic if I pop in and out here for a little while. I’m recovering. My brain, my emotions need to heal, to get unstuck. In the meantime, I trust you had a wonderful Christmas and have started out the New Year well.
Thank you for your grace.
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