Hi Leah, I've so missed you. You know? Over the years, I've thought about "cutting the apron strings". I had to find a way to put this into perspective, just like other things in my life. I've made some wonderful friends here, and it'd take a lot of time to email them all separately. it's somehow quicker to stay in touch here. So, i set limits now. I allow myself to wake up in the morning here. I need about 1/2 hour to get the sleep out of my head, and i do it here. I'm not a coffee drinker, so this is my wake up place. Now I don't have a baby child to keep me on my toes so my perspective is different.
Unless I'm just sitting around with not much to do (which is a lot these days with the recovery from foot surgery), I don't come here during the day. I may stop in quick if someone wrote a particularly interesting or funny post and i want to read others reactions to it, When I am working the front desk at Gilda's club and it is slow, I spend time here too. And then in the evening, when it gets slow, the TV is crap, and Hubs goes to sleep which is usually by 9:00 to 10:00), I stop back in to see what is up.
This place's people are responsible for my successful quit. When I had to endure the pain and lonliness of lung cancer and it's ensuing therapies, this place was a soft place for me to land. I could share whatever, and it was okay. It was not so with my family.
I understand where you are coming from. I'm so happy you are pursuing your dream of writing a book. You are very talented. I'm glad you do stop by from time to time. Love the updated pictures of your child. My word, she is growing up so fast. I love this picture.
Congrats on your three years. That's a good mile stone. Celebrate it.