I’ve been on the edge of burnout for awhile. Don’t worry – I’m not going to bemoan this rough patch. Everyone has issues now and then and I’m aware that ours aren’t particularly uncommon. Health stuff, shifting family dynamics, work challenges.
Nate and I are pretty good at battening the hatches when we need to. It’s a simple matter of downshifting, refocusing, stepping away from everything except what is required to survive. “Neutral” is an easy place to be. What’s truly scary is the part after that. For people like us, the quiet eventually becomes suffocating. The air is thick with fear as we dance between inactivity and hastiness.
The fact is that we’ve misstepped before, but that can’t halt us in our tracks.