It's been about a year since I began to publically journal with AOL. Since then, I've changed ISPs but thankfully AIM was soon to offer the ability to create and maintain journals that can seemingly be identical to the AOL journals. AHhhh, technology works its wonders again.
I've met some great people through the J-land community. There
are no persons that I do not have some sort of compassion, empathy, or
fondness for here that I have met. There are no
mean-people-SO-suck that I've encountered. Other than one
slightly demented comment, I've received nothing but support and
encouraging words from the community online.
There have been ups and downs. I've shared frivolous moments,
funny stories, some serious doubts and troubles, and some "omfg, can
you BELIEVE this?!?" shockers that my lil ol mind rebelled
against. There have been great joys (winning Judi's first ever
essay contest), personal triumphs (the efforts with NAMI), set-backs
(medication issues and other doubts), glimpses into my personal life
with others (my guy the grad student who is so much more and my folks,
who defy any one category, like so many other truly interesting
people). You've comforted me in my sniffles, my strange moments
of "ACK!!", and applauded my accomplishments.
I think, I'll stick around for another year.
Now, lets sing a song we all now: HAPPY BIRTHDAY....
oh, and thanks.