Pausing to Breathe

Hey everyone,

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and I wanted to take a moment to share where my headspace is at.

As I’ve mentioned a few times lately, with the new house and new job, I’ve found myself presented with a new set of challenges and a work-life balance that’s struggling to, well, find its balance.

I’ve decided, begrudgingly with a dash of acceptance and borderline excited anticipation, to take a break.

My plan is essentially this: I will continue to write, to think, to plan, and to (hopefully) create, but as far as posting on the website or making new podcast episodes goes, I will be taking a health hiatus for the next few months.

Something else I’ve been considering, I’ve been actively using social media since I was 14 years old. That’s over half of my life so far. I’ve realized that I can barely remember, let alone fathom, life without it. That’s a realization I’ve increasingly come to find deeply unsettling. As someone who already struggles greatly with a need for external validation, people-pleasing tendencies, my identity, perfectionism, and a need to do more than is healthy or reasonable for any one person to do on their own, I’ve decided that maybe the best thing for me and my health at this point in my life is to step away.

I need a break. I need to experience life unperformed. I’m logging out.

Thank you all for being there and for being you.

Until next time…

Peace out, rainbow trouts.

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