May. 14th, 2013

nickelmountain: (Cameron in shadow)
I'll keep this brief because I'd really like to aim this journal (and my fannish existence) squarely towards the land of squee and podficcy goodness, but I feel the need to acknowledge some RL stuff.

I've been on hiatus for most of this year. Fandom is just one part of my life that I stepped away from, but it's probably the part I missed the most. I could feel myself slipping away as far back as November, but I couldn't get enough traction to stop. I stopped making podfic, stopped tweeting, stopped responding to messages, stopped reading my flist. I was mostly silent by mid-January, and completely silent by mid-March. I didn't want to be silent, but I couldn't find my way back.

I've been dealing with some mental health issues, and I'm getting help. I've alluded to some of this stuff in the past and a number of people on my flist have very kindly and generously offered to talk and to listen, and seriously, you cannot know how much those offers meant to me. Thank you so much.

That said, for the next while I'm going shift this space away from my RL issues (good and bad), and try to focus on really getting back into fannish activity. My to-record list is out of control, and the parts of me that have thawed out a little are bursting with squee about Iron Man and Star Trek. I've been with the silence too long. I want to give into the squee.

Thanks for being there. It's good to be back.

that's a tight present

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