“To reach a port, we must set sail.” Oof. One purpose of the project is to keep me accountable to claiming space to be creative every day. Like many, I decided to do this in the morning. This has meant waking up earlier. To put it mildly, I am not a morning person. On top of that, my oldest just started preschool in the mornings, requiring all of us to wake up earlier. This morning, it was all I could do to put pen to paper and get this out, catapulting myself out of the harbor and into the sea. I am pleased to report that the water is just fine.
Published by Emily P.G. Erickson
Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her service journalism and personal essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com. View more posts