I love you guys, but I'm going to stop writing for a while.
I'm writing more in the livejournal because it's a good way to keep in touch with local friends, so folks who want to keep up on the "friends-only" stuff are welcome to create a livejournal account and email me their account name and I'll add them back (after some hardcore grilling).
I'll keep checking my dland buddy list because the few folks on there are ones that it would break my heart to lose -- but I've started keeping a private diary. I lasted three years keeping myself brutally honest and uncensored on this journal, but once I started dating folks that kept journals as well I had to start watching my words in order to avoid hurting feelings. Since then, I've started watching my words even more.
This diary has done some incredible things for my own healing, learning how to solve problems by learning how to write them out until the solution becomes clear within the question itself.
This diary has also done some wonderful things for friendships and communities, and when I was at my loneliest it kept me warmer than I had the right to expect of my life at the time.
Unfortunately, I'm afraid that it's usefulness has come to an end, and whilst I write this with a heart brimming with love and gratitude, I'm afraid that I will no longer be able to find the time to continue to write here.
If you want to keep in touch somehow, we'll find a way. In the meantime, thank you for listening.