So I've already missed a few days in the 31 Days Challenge, and you know what? I'm okay with that. In fact, it felt really good to make the conscious choice to give myself a break, and take some extra pressure off of myself. I was already feeling run down and overloaded. I have a history of pushing myself too hard and too long, until I reach a breaking point.
The whole point of getting back into writing was to stimulate my own energy, my own creativity- not to meet some arbitrary external deadline. I have enough of those already. My naturally perfectionistic personality needs a reminder every now and then to lighten up and unclench. Instead of pushing myself, I spent this weekend sleeping in, drinking tea, catching up on novels and snuggling with my boyfriend. I am unapologetically pleased with my choices.