Medium, I’m back.

I’ve been writing on medium and quit myself from it for awhile and now, I’m back

Thilina Dasantha
2 min readOct 12, 2022


“The report of my death has been grossly exaggerated.” As a vivid reader, I’m quite sure many of you are familiar with this comedic misquote of famous writer Mark Twain. I find it very fitting to describe What I’ve been going through and what I’m about to write.

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If you don’t already know me or are familiar with my work, I’m Teddy and I write.

I’ve been a somewhat frequent writer on medium but due a hectic work schedule and some other personal matters, I’ve been in and out writing on my social media only. When I’m in the worried state I was in, I can barely write. So I make do with small rants or I don’t write at all.

It’s quite a funny occurrence, If I’m being honest. Writing is both my stress causer and stress reliever. When I’m down I usually put my thoughts into words and write until I feel free. But at the same time, When I’m writing to an audience, I feel stressed because I always doubt myself whether my writing will reach them or if they misunderstand my writing.

It’s also one of the reasons I’ve distanced myself from writing for an audience. And Few days ago, I thought I’d pick it up again and see how it pans out. This is the culmination of that idea and this might not sound like advice or any other tip I usually write. This is purely writing about my thoughts on the matter and If you pick up anything for yourself, that’s good for you.

I’m simply writing this because I’m done with my burnout. I let myself and my mind rest for a few months. It was a long break. At first it was meant to be a short one but I split it into two sections where I stopped writing anything at all and writing only for myself. Now both phases are done, I might keep writing to medium.

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I would appreciate it If any of you would like to share your own stories of burnout with me, or how you got over it. It’s a common thing we will face in our lives and to get out of it unscathed should be our motivation and mission.



Thilina Dasantha