"That sounds emotionally exhausting."
"It is. I'm tired all the time," I replied.
But I'm farther now than I've ever been.
More myself now than I've ever been.
I've been working on my book once a week with my ghostwriter.
Meeting with my therapist twice a week and focusing on trauma-healing exercises.
Working with my publisher to publish my flashcards internationally.
Learning to be a girlfriend. Learning to balance a relationship. Feeling the pain from being close and far away.
Writing. Planning. Dreaming.
Falling asleep on the couch.
Eating lots of biscuits, caramel from a jar, and takeout sushi.
Taking lots of baths. Lots of essential oils and face masks.
Buying things I probably don't need.
Journaling pages and pages.
But creating a life I love and moving forward into it.