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Ask Baba Yaga: When My Drive to Succeed Is Waning, How Do I Get Back on the Horse?

Transcript after the jump. 
Dear Baba Yaga,

I have always considered myself relatively ambitious and a very hard worker, but lately have felt my drive to succeed in my field wane precipitously. How do I get back on the horse?

The horse is off ; eating drunken crabapples & laughing with its horse friends. You would do well to join these beasts around the fire. :For they are beasts , after all & can only do yr bidding when they’ve been properly nourished. See to it–that yr horse gets its rest & feasting & do not fret so much in the )meantimes, for yr being has not changed & will always wish to keep on riding.

Previously: “My Best Friend Just Got Engaged and All I Can Do Is Weep

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at



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