The time to leave is now — I returned to Medium a year ago with specific goals and expectations. But I also gave myself a one-year deadline. Make things happen, grow in my writing, recreate the drive to complete my novel, etc. But it hasn’t happened. Though I’ve found new connections and incredible support, I can’t keep slogging through each day without thriving in my writing. So it goes. Time is up. The necessary changes haven’t arrived.