When the going gets tough, I hide.
The email inbox overflows, friends' blogs go unread, this blog goes unwritten.
Shame and guilt kicks in. Enough time passes that it begins to feel un-recoverable. Un-doable.
So I add another layer between me and the world.
Unfortunately (or luckily...I can't actually decide which), the pull to come back here is strong. The unhappiness increases until I show up again, somewhere between mortified and sheepish.
Okay--the toe has been dipped. That wasn't so bad...