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Monday, November 20, 2023

There aren’t sufficient phrases for drained.

Hey Candy One.

I keep in mind a workshop, years in the past, the place firstly, each individual shared that they have been exhausted. One among us sighed and mentioned, “There aren’t sufficient phrases for drained.”

Nicely, drop that sentence right into a room of word-lovers! We have been off like horses, itemizing sorts of drained.

“Six weeks of insomnia drained”
“February drained”
“After a combat drained”

It changed into an exquisite writing immediate, all of us discovering the nuances and tales of our exhaustion.

Lately we hear variations of that go-around a lot, and we spend a ton of time contemplating the best way to meet you in your tiredness, and assist you to work (softly, kindly) from there.

So, this fall we determined to deliver again a mild, grounding program that will help you ask questions like:

  • I write even after I’m exhausted and don’t really feel prefer it?

  • What does it imply to create a sustainable follow?

  • How can I be actual about what’s in my method, and maintain writing?

It’s a brand new tackle final 12 months’s “Sluggish Development,” however slower nonetheless. We took our favorite components of that program and unfold them out to make extra room for reflection, writing and reconnecting to our voices.

I’m smiling as I write this, as a result of I want this program badly.

Covid hit me laborious this fall. Despite the fact that I’ve been testing destructive for over every week, I’m nonetheless sleepy and bewildered more often than not, like I used to be swimming fortunately alongside after which realized that the pool was bone dry. The place did the water go? I’ve been fruitlessly attempting to maintain up — with my lists, with the information, with my inbox. And as Mary Oliver says:

In the meantime the world goes on.
In the meantime the solar and the clear pebbles of the rain
are shifting throughout the landscapes

So this November I’m going to be leaning into Kim and Sophia’s course, remembering the best way to let issues develop slowly. I’ll decrease the bar, and ask: What’s attempting to occur proper now? What is feasible immediately?

This program is sliding scale, welcome to all, and can embrace an energetic listener for any moments when writing appears like an excessive amount of. We’d love so that you can be part of us.

It’s true, there aren’t sufficient phrases for drained.

However there are limitless methods to write down concerning the fact of our days, with all their wonders, losses, unusual corners, secrets and techniques and sweetnesses. We’re right here to share that street with you.

In it with you,

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