You’ve all been really amazing to me over the past $way_to_many_years, but especially over the past few months. The support you’ve given me has been truly humbling, and helped make things easier in a way that I can’t begin to describe. It allowed me to laugh, occasionally, at a truly bad situation that still follows me to this day. I want to thank you all individually — and I *will* even if it takes me a decade to do ;)
..But, I need to go AFK from Twitter & social media for a while, and deal with some very real, and very important things.
The reality is that for the past 2 months I’ve been getting pushed, during a period of recovery from some other personal matters, until finally reaching a new low from a depression and anxiety standpoint. I tried to outwardly pretend things are ok, but I’m far from it.
I have to do something different, and that something different is going to be leaving ‘notdan’ behind for a bit while I get myself glued back together.
I’ve been known to return from these vacations early in the past, but unless something really urgent pushes me to return, I’m going to try to stick to a few weeks off.
Most of all, I just want to heal and be able to sleep again. Not take eyebrow-raising quantities of prescribed anxiety medication. Not wonder every day if today is the day I lose everything. Not feel like a failure.
I don’t know what else to write, other than thank you so much, and for my closer my friends that stuck by me through this, I love you guys and hope you know I’ll never forget it.
Dan (email@example.com) xoxo