Lol Jay . Sometimes can’t it just be one person giving another person the benefit of their own personal experience?

I hope so, because I do that A LOT.

Like, a lot.

It’s good advice.

I know because I just came back a few days ago from a week long hiatus and wrote the not writing post and have pretty much been writing since. Not necessarily PUBLISHING, but I don’t really care about that part.

Writing is incredibly therapeutic for me. It is how I identify and resolve problems in my life. It is by far the best way I’ve found to figure out why I feel the way I feel about something, and understand how those feelings influence the way I react. It’s how I turn mistakes into gifts.

It’s how I learn from failure.

And all that stuff happens whether anyone else reads what I wrote or not.

But for about a month, I wasn’t able to write anything that helped me process. Everything I wrote started to be for other people. I got self-conscious, and started to write things that didn’t help me to grow.

It was pretty miserable for me.

So I left for a bit.

And I’m back for now. But the break made me realize that I will need more breaks.

FWIW-glad your break helped you, too. 👍😁

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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