It’s difficult to find the time or energy to write when I’m devoting most of my reserves to a full-time job. So I’m learning to give myself grace, breaking free from a cycle of guilt, disappointment and unrealistic expectations. Instead I’m choosing to approach writing as play therapy: free-flowing, cathartic and a loose goal in mind, but with the understanding that truth exposes itself slowly and unexpectedly. If nothing else, I’ll find my own healing in the process.