Now’s the Perfect Time to Take a Mental Health Day

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Are you exhausted? I’m exhausted. From the past week, the past year, the past four years. And also from the past 48 hours — in a different way, a much better way, but exhausted nonetheless.

It’s kind of strange, remembering what it’s like to feel not-terrible. This weekend, surrounded by celebrations in the streets of D.C., I kept imagining a piece of dusty machinery…