Apparently I have a hard time keeping quiet.

Back at the beginning of summer, I said I’d be stepping back to work on my writing project. And while I have been working on that project, I’ve also been doing a bunch of other stuff — fun stuff! — and engaging, busy, social stuff.

As an introvert — maybe even borderline hermit at heart — the wholehearted work of writing comes from a quiet space that has to be cultivated. It’s vulnerable and often lonely work (thus, hard time keeping quiet).

So for realsies this time, I’m stepping back from the newsletter and website.

Walking the path and talking about walking the path are not the same, right? I need to walk the path.

Which, for me, includes rejuvenating breaks like baking, nature walks, herbal tea, sitting, movement and organizing cupboards (I’m not the only one who finds that rewarding, am I?). What are you doing this season to care for yourself?

Because you deserve your own care.

Side note: I’ve updated my Sunday teaching schedule through the rest of the year.

Please say hello when you think of it. I’ll be here and there and will check back in soon.

With love and the gentle release of autumn (because my orthopedic surgeon said not to say “fall”),
Michelle

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