This announcement probably comes as no surprise to many of you, but it's needed. I'm going to be leaving dA for an indeterminate amount of time. My account will stay up, as will my poetry, but it's going to me more radio silence from me right now--just like it has been, I guess, this is me making it official.
My reasons are lame, but simple. I don't have the energy to keep up here and be a valuable member of the community, and each time I try to re-engage, I fall flat. Given that I've landed my first full-time teaching job this upcoming year, I know that I'll have even LESS time as I move away from family and adjust to a new life in VT. The fact that I've dropped off the face of the Earth here without any reason or notice bothers me. I feel that I owe this goodbye to all of you here who've watched me and befriended me over the years, to provide closure and the opportunity to connect through other means. I may post a journal or two when big life events happen, but other than that, I'll be pretty much gone.
I would love to stay in contact with my dA friends. If you'd like to stay in touch with me, please note me for contact details! There are many of you that I'm very glad I got to know, and I'd love to keep up via email, texting, facebook, or skype.
I'll be hyper-vigilant about checking my inbox here on dA for a while so I don't miss any messages.
I've adored my time here at dA. I've experienced and shared so many milestones through this site. My involvement here helped me through my time at college, my first break-up, and my struggle with anxiety and depression. Without this site and its Deviants, I would've never met Harrison (who I'm still happily dating!) or had the courage to keep developing my poetry. I would've never met so many amazing, wonderful people, nor would I have seen and read amazing art that continues to touch and inspire me to this day.
Thank you, all of you, for the parts you've played in my life and the wonderful works you've shared! Again, I'd love to stay in touch.
Be happy, be healthy, be prosperous.