Taking a Break from Ally Work

Reflecting on the decision to take a week's break from ally work.

Taking a Break from Ally Work

After the Fellows presentation, I made a decision to take a weeklong break from practicing ally work.

I’ve been so dedicated, in love with, and focused on ally work. After the Fellows presentation it was like I was burned out on ally work. I’d focused on it so much, and I was a feeling a kind of emotional exhaustion.

After talking to a few friends, I decided to take a break from practice for a week.

I was already feeling a kind of uncertainty and doubt in the wake of the presentation. After being so open, it’s like my system closed down, got numb, exhausted.

It felt scary to take a break from practice. Was I abandoning my ally? Here are some themes that emerged in the week off.