posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 08:18 AM
Hey ATS Friends,
I am dropping a note to say I'm taking a break. Why? Well, I'm on here a lot and there are some folks who would miss me, so I didn't want to
appear to drop off the face of the earth.
I have a ton of stress in my life in general, and the election (my fears and very strong reaction to it) has physically affected me to the point where
I need to step back and take care of myself. I have a medically fragile son (and one with severe autism) and we've had medical issues lately that
were concerning with him, as well as now I am feeling like I am starting to crack under the strain. I'm headed to the doctor myself today to see
what's up - hopefully just stress and I'll be back to feeling ok soon.
I need to take care of myself, my family, and that's about as far as I can go right now. For those in my "Experiment: Send out the Light" thread,
know that I maintain the vigil, and will return to check in when I can. ATS is a harsh and toxic place to be sometimes, though much nicer than many
places on the internet. I'm pretty much addicted to coming here! Forcing myself away from the keyboard and from your articles and conversations is
a huge challenge!!!
So why announce it? Am I looking for drama? No - it's the only way I can hold myself accountable and not cheat on taking a break! Lol!!! If I
could just head to the Shed or my "Light" thread, that would be different, but really, I can't help myself, and next thing I know I'm typing out
long replies and researching links, and there goes the day, with me feeling even more stressed out than when it started.
There are so many folks I care about here - I hold you in my heart.
In the immortal words of the Terminator, "I'll be back."
(Hopefully the Aliens won't land or something while I'm on break.