When I got Torin, I was teetering on the edge of mental exhaustion. I’d spent six years pushing every boundary I ever had, breaking down walls.
I had the degrees I wanted, the career, the laser focus. And suddenly everything just felt terribly wrong. I was finally burning out after just making it to the goals I had in my head.
It took a year. A year of coming home from the office every day to a puppy who just wanted to get out and roam. A year of realizing that being an over-achiever wasn’t providing the mental health both of us needed. So we made a change. A big one. And it was the best thing I could have ever done.
Every now and then, I find myself putting work ahead of “us” and have to pull back. Go off grid. Get lost in who we really are. Wild creatures whose souls crave an existence beyond the unhealthy demands of society.
Last weekend we did just that. Took time for ourselves. Just me and my T. - 33 minutes ago