Good things are going on in my real life... I've had a wonderful time hangin' with old friends lately. I have some new friends who use LiveJournal as well... Amy is a great example of one. She doesn't judge me or make assumptions about me, she's easy to talk to and spend time with, and she's candid with how she feels. She also doesn't say random stuff to me, or about me, that hurts my feelings... she's simply a true friend. Right now, my real life friends are the sources of happiness in my life that are keeping me from being depressed about the depressing stuff that's happened online. As a result of this, I'm going to take some time away from AIM, LiveJournal, even e-mail... all of it. If you're an online friend who hasn't seen me in a while, don't worry... you're still a good friend, and I almost definitely have no qualms with you.
I'm sorry to write something so depressing... but if you really are concerned that this is about you, just drop me a line by e-mail or post a comment. I'll get back to you when I return. Thanks to those of you who have always been consistent in the level of friendship you've shared with me, and the openness we've come to expect from eachother. I'll be looking forward to more of it when I return some time next week. Until then, please refrain from text messaging me if the contents of it will be something like "I'm sorry..." or "I hope I didn't...". Just e-mail it, please... I'll get it later. I just need some time. I'm still available by cell if it's an emergency though, of course... that will never change.
You all mean the world to me... please don't forget that. *breathes softly to avoid crying, which he hasn't had to do in over a year* I feel like such a pansy right now... nearly crying over people I've never even seen. I guess all of you mean more to me than I want you to. *forces his eyes shut* I'll try to post more comments in all of your journals when I return, so that you don't have to take my word that I'm reading what you write. I do read what you write, too... most every word, catching up on entries I've missed every few days or so. I hope that's enough, because that's all the time I have. Oh, and for anyone who possibly thinks they could've caused me to be so sad all by herself or himself... that's impossible. Let it go... don't be sad because of what I'm writing here.
I'll be back before long, and I'm sorry I don't have the time or strength to individually talk to all of you about this right now.