I've been putting this off for way too long, but it has to be done, now. I can't ignore it anymore.
I have to say goodbye to LiveJournal.
They've completely locked me out of my own journal, so I can't even sign in anymore. I don't even know if anyone there can read this post. I hope so. I would hate to vanish without anyone knowing.
I've also been trying to update Dreamwidth when I remember but I often forget. I've been working a lot with WordPress lately, and have three connected blogs through them: a regular one, a health one, and a writing one. Yes, writing. I've decided to go ahead and publish online for free.
There are are many reasons why I'm doing all of these things. The main one is my mortality. I recently have been suffering severe pain that won't go away, and am now forced to wait yet another agony-filled week just to get an ultrasound. So yeah, mortality has come up to bite me lately, and I do not want to die before writing everything I have to offer.
Another thing is fandom. I used to really love it. Hell, I sometimes still write a fanfic or two. But I'm so far out of it now, I know I will never be able to come back (I'm talking Avatar, obviously). And frankly, I'm pretty sure no one has missed me since I've left. Hell, I'm certain if I look, I'll only have like five people following my journal because I haven't updated in so long.
I understand that.
So yeah. If I ever get into LiveJournal again, I don't think I'm going to delete it (too many memories), but I am going to lock it down and private it. I am also going to close down any communities I created, including my writing one (but that one will be archived as well).
I'm sorry, but it's been a long time coming. Should you want to talk to me, please do so on Dreamwidth, as I cannot comment back on LiveJournal. Also, if you want my email address, PM me and I will give it to you gladly. And, if you have WordPress, drop me a line.
I'm crying while typing this. I've been here for over a decade and it breaks my heart. But I do love you all and still want to talk to you. Just not through LJ anymore.
Again, I love you all. I'm sorry. Please contact me. I'll try to update when I can on DW.
Also, here's a recent pic, before I pulled an Azula and cut off all my hair: