and Second Chance: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1112811.html
But hopefully you came for a little more than that. So here that is as well.
1 year ago I was on one of the most incredible journeys of my life.
Compared to other people? Maybe it wasn't too exciting. But to someone who hasn't spent much time traveling, going with my Mom to the West Coast, seeing Disneyland, that was a thrill. I posted pictures today on my FB of my first glimpses of the Rocky Mountains and the Grand Canyon (from the airplane).
It was surreal and magical.
To those who see those things all the time - or who travel the world - it might not be much. But that isn't the life I've lived up until now.
While I was doing this, our first winner, Tracy/tinhuviel was on a journey of her own. She posted some memes online, and then went to her backyard and hanged herself.
There were a lot of points in the time we knew each other where we were at quite similar places in our lives - and times our paths diverged.
I don't have to imagine all that hard that I could have been where she was. I've been to that brink before and stepped back.
Please keep fighting, and please keep reaching out the people you love, and who love you. I guarantee that those people are out there, even if you can't always see them.