Yeah... dejavu. I have done this before. I know. And chances are I will do it again at some point. But every once in a while I like coming back and 'resetting'.
I kinda have a problem with taking things too seriously on online communities. I let something get under my skin and it takes away my entire ability to even enjoy a community. I like to blame it on others, and they certainly do need to take some of the blame. But I know that it is a bit of a character flaw of mine. I get too invested and when something goes wrong, I get 'too' hurt over it. But just like a youngster, I usually bounce back and am able to find my happiness once again and move on. So here I am back again and ready to be my same old happy self and move on.
So what's new? Lots actually. I am no longer as nocturnal as I used to be (he says while writing a post at 4am). Yes, I still stay up late from time to time, but it is only by choice now. I used to work the night shift and even though it wasn't terrible, it did mess up my circadian rhythm a bit. I still can't sleep at night as well as I used to. But three years of being awake all night and asleep all day will do that to you. I actually lost that job due to new management wanting to hire all new staff (and pay them minimum wage instead of what they were paying me). I was a bit bummed, especially since they didn't give me any notice.
But I consider it a blessing in disguise. I found a new job and it is the best job I have had in a long time. It is definitely the most emotionally awarding job I have every had, even though it is not exactly financially awarding. I feel like I get to make a difference in young people's life... which is pretty awesome. That is about as much detail as I want to give though.
IN other news... well.. actually, that's about it. Not much has changed since last time I re-introduced myself.
Will I be as active I used to be back in my former glory days now that I am back? Probably not. I won't be around as often and a lot of my good friends are no longer here.
Will I at least try to be more involved than I once was? Probably not. I have lost interest in the RP section of this site and have too much to do IRL to be as involved as I once was.
Will I get upset at something and disappear for another several months again? I will honestly try not too, but one bad thing about character flaws is that they are hard to get rid of, so I hope not, but... who knows.
Anyway. Glad to be back and hope to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. See ya around adiscers.