When you can't get away from themes
While we may write about different stuff, I totally relate to that fear of becoming repetitive. I sometimes think that while readers are fine with 200 pages on the same topic if they think "I'm reading a book," all of those exact same words put into multiple emails that come over time might be less interesting.
On the other hand, I try to just look at that as part of the work: I know I have some main themes (trauma, my dad's sexuality and illness and lack of coping skills, making changes so as not to pass down destructive habits, etc.), but I have to work to keep it fresh. I (mostly) enjoy the challenge.
Thanks for the shoutout! I've loved writing with you.