To all of you who signed up for Daily Poetry, I want to ask you for patience and compassion. I am a person with ambitious ideas and enthusiasm, paired with a lifetime of perfectionism-induced anxiety. I committed to producing daily poetry, for you and for me.
Upon reflection, however, I realize that this was a laudable, but unrealistic goal. I found myself putting pressure on creating something daily, rather than creating because I needed to for myself and my healing.
I share these poems because I hope that my writing can help others. I have an unusual capacity to willingly share my struggles, my pain, and my pursuit of personal growth. This willingness I recognize has helped many people, and I want to help many more.
That said, I ask for your patience and compassion. I probably will not write daily. I will write when I can, when my soul moves me, when crafting emotional stories from words is my only choice. That doesn't mean I only write when I am unhappy or unsatisfied. I write for many reasons, into many openings. And I look forward to sharing with you for a long time to come.
Thank you for understanding. I love you all.