There are a few people that have interacted with me here on a regular basis this year, and those interactions helped.
There are times when I think about the fact that there are 7.5+ billion people on Earth, and yet at any given moment I cease to exist to anyone but myself. It’s not a pleasant headspace to end up in. While I have friends I can reach out to, I’ve felt worried I was reaching out too much, too often, too emotionally. I blogged in part to give them a break.
I expected blogging to be screaming into the void. It turns out the void is filled with marketing and advertisements but also a few genuine voices that spoke back, added reassurance to my reality, and lessened the loneliness by at least a fraction.
And for that, I’m grateful.