A Small Embrace

Hi friends. How are we doing? Take a deep breath. I know we’re all fatigued. Wrap your arms around yourself and give a little squeeze. Do that one nice thing for yourself right now. You’re still here, and so am I. And we have stories to tell. Recently I was feeling on edge about my edits. I knew I needed to push things a little further, but I wasn’t getting there, I was circling. The pages felt suddenly foreign to me, far away from my present tense. It’s important to realize when you’re not being honest on the page. I wasn’t lying, but I wasn’t telling the truth, either — but why? I realized I didn’t feel safe and secure at that moment. And I needed a sense of those two things in order to put myself in the place where I could be vulnerable.

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