Shannon Ashley, I also have an oodle of ideas, and a draft list bloated out of control, and sometimes I also struggle with anxiety or depression.

I work too hard. I always have. It’s a weakness, not a strength. Situational depression kicks in often when I don’t let myself go. When I face that mound of work and tackle it despite knowing I’m neglecting myself in the process.

So, this afternoon? I’m outta here. Declaring a holiday.

Sometimes you gotta do you.

That’s my two cents, anyway. Everybody’s different.


Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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