I’m Almost Ready to Come Back!
Yes, it HAS been a while since my last newsletter. Sorry about that.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned Hurley Winkler’s “Lonely Victories” newsletter before. She had a great message recently where she talked about why she was finding it hard to write in the present circumstances:
“…everything feels so hard right now. I keep oscillating between wanting to take action and wanting to take Depression Nap #4.”
My reasons for not writing much these last few months aren’t exactly the same as hers. The current social and political climate in the United States is deeply upsetting, but it doesn’t come crashing down on me in the same way that it has on women, for example, or on trans people of all genders. And yet I’ve still found it difficult to write anything longer than a tweet or two and really get at something worth sharing.
I feel like I’m almost over that hurdle, though. I decided if I wasn’t quite up for writing anything, it might be a good time to do some productive reading, and although even that went more slowly than I might have liked, I believe I’m just about ready to share a real newsletter with you in the next week or so.
(I should probably add that, although I’m making this long interval between newsletters sound agonizing, it wasn’t all bad. Much of the time, I was simply caught up in my day job—and as time-consuming as that can be, it’s also very fulfilling on a personal level. So I do feel like I’ve been accomplishing things these last few months, just in arenas other than this newsletter. And that’s okay!)
I hope you’ve been holding up as well as you can. It’s okay if you haven’t gotten much writing done, either. Here are some earlier newsletters about that:
As it turns out, in the last of those, I mention Hurley’s newsletter, and in much the same way as I did above! Which just goes to show, you should probably be reading her. Okay, thanks for your patience, and more soon!