When you come back to the page after too long away, you might feel stiff.
You haven’t been here in a while, so the first words will be the most difficult. And they’ll look the worst.
You’ll judge them for being wrong, for looking stupid together, for not living up to the potential they had in your mind.
Being away from the page for a while is ok. Coming back is what matters. Putting word after word, sentence after sentence until you’ve climbed your way out is what matters.
So write despite feeling rusty and out of practice. Write despite the distance that’s grown between you and your writing. If it calls to you, just start where you are.
Meet yourself here, in this moment, and begin again.