These recent posts all made me say, "Yes!!" so I thought I would share them with you. It occurs to me that they're all about giving ourselves a break. Letting ourselves rest, and acknowledging that life's challenges can be tough. We don't have to charge relentlessly forward, always wearing the brave and happy and productive face.
"Taking a break" by Kathleen McCleary on Writer Unboxed.
A sample: "But it wasn’t until recently ... that I understood something
elemental about writing: It’s equally important to not write. At all.
For an extended period of time."
Natalie Whipple on dealing with bad days.
A sample: " So I want to talk about what you do when you're having a
bad day. Or maybe even several bad days in a row. Or a whole month. Or
even more. Because if you're a writer, chances are you'll have bad days
... Writing is special like that—able to bring both the greatest joy and
Julie Owsik Ackerman acknowledges that it's okay to be sad.
A sample: "It’s okay to be overwhelmed. It’s okay to be guilty and
unsure. The more I accept these feelings, welcome them even, explore
them with curiosity, the less scary they are, the less they rule my
life, the more I’m free to enjoy the good."