My goal for the last few weeks, and for the foreseeable future, is a simple one: Keep my head above water.
What I'm calling the Malaise of Meh has been going around my professional and personal circles. People are losing jobs or struggling to keep their jobs; relationships are dissolving; they're trying to find stable footing; looking for places to live; looking for hope.
It's ugly out there right now.
There are so many people and projects leaning on me, that I feel a literal weight on my shoulders that does not relent, even in sleep. Last week, I wrote to a friend, 'Dig deep. Hold on'; and now it's time to take my own advice. Or better yet, Gandalf's advice: "Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not."