To my loved ones, friends, and communities:
I love you, appreciate you, cherish you, am grateful for you.
I am overwhelmed by a sea of kind outreach from the people I love. I have been avoiding texts and emails; notification anxiety struggles.
I want to reassure those who care for me that I am determined to live my best life, with clarity about who my best self is now and can be.
Right now, I am burnt out! But writing this post is an unburdening.
Today begins my liberation sabbatical: time to pause, rest, heal, grow.
For the first time in my 30 years, I am turning my attention inward. In the next several months, I am focused on my personal journey.
My goals: to heal and understand myself, to build self-trust with healthy routines and constructive habits, to invest in my values:
I recognize my privilege in taking this time, and that not every trauma-laden gender-diverse queer enby millennial can. Here’s to healing, no matter what form it takes, how long it takes, where it leads you.
While there will be periods where I plan to be off-grid and solo, I will call and write to people when I have capacity. I may even text or email. But for now, if I don’t write back, I’m still alive, and I love you.
Thank you for your solidarity and kindness as I navigate my journey.