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Dec 20, 2022Liked by Katie Kraushaar

Hmmmm....this feels so brave.

I keep hearing/reading/thinking about the fallow time as necessary...and I do believe that. Mostly? I think? The Death card in the tarot and all that.

But to have the courage to actually stop. ("Dead in my tracks" is the phrase that jumps to mind.) To just stop the efforting and allow the vines to grow around me as I stay still. Yikes, that feels terrifying...and terrifyingly potentially liberating.

I hope you'll someday come back and report in from your experience. And I hope that reading your commitment encourages me to give it a try.

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Thank you, Amy. I don’t see this being a permanent thing, but I also want to honor the need to let things get overgrown. I love the idea of the fallow time, and winter feels like the perfect season to embrace it.

Thank you for your support. Means a lot.

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Dec 20, 2022Liked by Katie Kraushaar

I didn’t see that coming, don’t be gone too long. I going to miss it

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I will return :)

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Dec 22, 2022Liked by Katie Kraushaar

oh no - I really enjoyed reading that and didn't anticipate what was to come. But I understand where you're coming from. I've been a big believer in 'emptying out things', letting them be, "surrendering to the universe" - so I totally get it. But hopefully you'll be back soon - with the same old new woo. Whatever shape that woo takes...

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Thanks, Jay--I know I will be back, and trust me, this is very counter to every fiber of who I’ve been for my whole life (overachievers anonymous lifelong member), but I know it’s right and will lead to longevity with my writing. I struggle with the hyperfixation to burnout pipeline, and I’m seeing this as my way to protect Everyday Woo and my commitment to it.

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Dec 22, 2022Liked by Katie Kraushaar

Do what feels best for your soul:). Even great couples take a break before getting back together. Time away can be just what you need. Way to follow your heart.

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Thank you, Michelle! Just need a little time and space to not create for a bit. Season of receiving is starting now ❤️

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I hope your break is exactly what you need. We all need that fertile space sometimes don’t we? I’ll look forward to seeing what you return with, whenever that is.

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Thank you, Karen. I’m looking forward to discovering what comes out of this too.

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Dec 20, 2022Liked by Katie Kraushaar

oh i think this is BRILLIANT!! yes...let it go ... see what pops up when it pops up how it pops up. Life without guardrails and structure can become addictive ;)

see ya on the new less traveled roadway

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See you there, my friend ❤️

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Beautifully written exit. I hope your time off is just as lovely.

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I have a lot to say about this, I'm going to email you soon, my lovely friend. You and I are experiencing the world, our creativity, in a similar way. I've been "dark" for about a month now (not creating content, not working on The Rebis). I think it's perfectly natural to embrace a winter cycle, buuuut it feels fucking terrifying to admit it and to actually honor it. I agree with Amy, this is brave. (Thanks, Amy, I appreciate that perspective!)

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