This year the plan was the same. We would host as we normally did. Then things started to get complicated. We struggled to work out all the details and nothing felt right.
And honestly, I was exhausted. Mentally exhausted.
As an introvert, there are times when I just feel a strong sense of mental fatigue. All I want to do is cave myself in a dark hole somewhere and rest. Burrow into my blankets and snuggle up with my thoughts. And the calm.