When embarking on a new chapter or a new life, it is best to start with thanksgiving.
I’d like to thank the handful of people who knew exactly what was going on with me in the last few difficult months, and stood by with willing ears, long lunches, pots of tea, and nights of doing nothing but sitting around talking about everything that pisses us off and how we’d love to retaliate but never will because it’s just wrong. But the conversations leading up to the discussion of how to build an effective and improved shitbomb will remain in the mental funny archives as a testimony of how crazy and creative my friends are. If I need help moving bodies in the future, I’ll know who to call.
To the people in my super secret quote group on Facebook, I am always surprised by the fact that you are willing to help out. Some of you even go above and beyond to make sure I have everything I need. I know that if I don’t hear from anyone, it’s more likely that Facebook delayed my message rather than everyone deciding that today isn’t my day. I wish I’m rich so I can buy you something you need, but since journalists don’t get paid like rocket scientists, I can only offer my gratitute and a promise to help you out in anyway I can when you need it.
To the people who saw me one day and found that I dropped off the face of the earth the next, I’ll get in touch again… eventually.
I have seen incredibly bad and ugly things that nearly broke me, but I’m going to cautiously say that I’m past that now. I have my own principles and integrity and I’m not going to let anyone make me feel foolish for choosing to be a good person. My happiness will never be at the expense of someone else’s misery.
You’ve seen me write that I’m not the same person I was last year. I’ve grown up. I’m standing tall just the way I’m supposed to be.
(Screenshots are of my character in Free Realms. Check it out!)