Shannon Ashley, one danger of writing online is that we can wrap our identities up in our perceived successes and failures.

I know that so well!

Please try to remember that your worth does not depend on the ephemeral nature of Medium popularity or creative inspiration. When we MUST do the things we love, then they become work and we might stop loving them for a while.

Take some deep breaths and remember that writing and sharing are joyful for you. Give yourself permission to step off the treadmill for a moment.

Then let your joy find you again.

Written by

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

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store