Learning to Listen (to Yourself)

I’ve never been good at saying no — until I was about to have a breakdown

It was a bit like a tsunami — I knew something ominous was coming, could sense it on the horizon, but couldn’t really see it until it was about to crash over me. I’d been feeling low-grade panicky and generally miserable since returning from my trip to Ireland in April; I chalked it up to my usual hatred of leaving Europe to come back…