Yes, and ...
All of these things can be true at once.
This week’s issue is shorter than usual. Use this as permission to take it easy if you need to.
Yes, I miss my friends, and I’m also enjoying the lack of social obligations.
Yes, I love my partner, and I would also love some time alone.
Yes, I am tired of the advice about productivity, and I am also trying to get a lot done.
Yes, I am optimistic about how our systems might change, and I’m also deeply skeptical.
Yes, I care about voting, and I also feel terribly jaded.
Yes, I appreciate checking in on others, and sometimes it feels like a chore.
Yes, I am grateful for all of the comforts I have, and I also envy the people who have more.
Yes, I am grateful for all of the comforts I have, and I also worry about the people who have less.
Yes, I am mourning the things I have lost, and I also recognize the greater losses around me.
Yes, I am bored, and I’m also more inspired than I have been in a while.
Yes, I value the lessons grief has taught me, and I am also angry I’ve had to learn them.
Yes, I know that life can change in an instant, and I’m also stunned by this reality.
Yes, I like seeing your bread photos, and sometimes I’m sick of them.
Yes, I support journalism, and I also have to take lots of breaks from the news.
Yes, I am an introvert, and I also miss being around people.
Yes, I’m finding lots of silver linings, and I also find plenty of reasons to cry.
Yes, I am happy, and I am also heartbroken.
Yes, I thoroughly enjoy writing this newsletter, and sometimes I need a break like this.