First, I would like to thank everyone who gave me advice and well-wishes when I posted about the funk I was in. Just...thank you. It's the kindness y'all show that makes this community radiant. I'm sorry that I couldn't respond to everyone. But it means the world to me.

Here's where I stand now. I got in my work for the week, and I'm planning on telling my boss that I have to cut down days. The reason for this is so I can get a real job, and I have an email composed and I'm going to try to talk to him in person.

I'm always anxious, but I've gotten great input and support, so I'll be brave. I've more or less snapped out of it, and that's nice. I don't thing "snapped out of it" is the right way to say it, but I'm feeling mildly better. Working on stuff that'll help in the long run, on my current work, etc.

I've finished "work" for the day, so I'm kicking back with a beer, a quesadilla, and re-watching True Detective. On the tracking shot scene. It's glorious.

I kicked around the idea for the (second, but first "official") post on my "portfolio" blog about the psychology or philosophical references in the show and what it says about the genre. I'm still trying to find a coherent type of mold, so if anyone-writers, anyone-who has maintained a blog with a niche, let me know!

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Thanks.