I Took A Month Off Medium

Sophie Grace
2 min readNov 1, 2023

For so many reasons…

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For starters, I did a writing challenge in September and although I successfully completed it, it burned me out.

I didn’t want to write for a long while after that. I was having a hard time finding motivation and time and topics. I also just felt as if I lost my voice for a little while there. It turned into more of just making content than voicing my thoughts and feelings. I want to get back to that.

Next, I got an infection above my eye which made it difficult to see out of for a good week. At the same time, I tested positive for COVID. And I don’t care if this is TMI but I also happened to start my period at the same time as those two things! How wonderful.

I live in Maine and if you know anything about what just happened here then you should know that it is hitting our community hard. It is such a difficult thing to deal with and to try and move forward. We are strong people but this is something that our community is going to feel the effects of for a very long time.

And that was October. I hope you can see why I needed a break from Medium. This is usually the place I turn to in times like those but this was a different level of burnout.

I’m back again. Certainly not posting every day but I hope to post a couple times a week!

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Sophie Grace

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