Sometimes you just have to surrender. Sometimes you just hit a wall.

I hoped when I set out on my Lenten journey this year that I would feel more confident about writing every day. I really wanted to. Blogging the last two years was a blessing to me. However, this year, nearly halfway through Lent, I need to acknowledge that I'm in a different place. Writing takes more energy out of me these days — energy that I don't have. The reflection that CPE has demanded of me has been intense lately. My sleep has been erratic. I've been grinding my teeth.

In short, I'm taking a bit of a break. I hope to be able to write some between now and the end of my residency, but instead of pressuring myself to do so, I'm giving myself the grace to rest. I hope you all know how much I appreciate your support and encouragement during this time. Residency has been good to me, and I want to focus on this last unit and what it has to offer. I'll keep y'all posted on what's happening.

Much love, Michael