It's been a rough week here in the US
with the hearings (don't even want to say his name) for the Supreme Court nominee,
feelings of frustration and betrayal along party lines, fear and anxiety among women,
the list goes on and on. Emotions are high. Women are trying to stand together
and at the same time, I'm seeing some very reactive behavior.
Anybody else wake up in the mornings with just a tad bit of anxiety?!
Maybe even more than usual?!
Sometimes I wake with the feeling that I just can't do what's expected on this planet.
And I don't have what you would call a high stress life,
especially after my injury put me out of work.
But the feeling is still there, like I'm not meant for this place and have no idea
how to navigate what must be waded through.
It feels like it's sometimes too much for my brain to comprehend.
Luckily, it's my writing day
so I'm retreating into my novel
where many of those above feelings are still located
but my job is only to help my characters navigate
and try to make the language work as smoothly as I can.
The photo above is the Prior's Table Restaurant
(within a 12th century Cistercian abbey in the French countryside
called Abbaye des Vaux de Cerney)
where my love interests meet and set up their first date.
I'm in my final read through before sending out
to my last round of readers.
Wishing you a good week
and hoping whatever you are navigating
is nothing but smooth sailing.
Be sure to take deep breaths and
hold someone's hand if needed!
I'm here if you need me.
For more photos and info on the Abbaye,
(Photo copyright: Kirsten Steen)