Writing has been my go to way of processing since I was a teenager. I don’t write everyday, but definitely at least once a month for the past 17 years (minus a year & a half at the end of high school/beginning college). But I’ve been so exhausted & worn out these past few months that I hadn’t journaled for 3 months (or blogged in 9 months). I was in a small group where one of the assignments was to write our story, and I just couldn’t bring myself to write, even though I knew my brain needed it. Today I finally wrote – 9 pages in almost 2 hours! I crawled my way across the finish line of full time school & full time work, and I’m still exhausted, but I’m so glad to finally but slowly begin emerging from this place. This was a much needed self-care, and I’m looking forward to my upcoming holiday!