I'm seriously so moved and touched by the responses I've gotten on my post about my experiences with mental illness. So many people sharing their stories. And so many people thanking me for sharing mine. It's all those "thank you"s that really got me.
I wrote the post on a complete whim — a conversation with DonnaNobleIsMyHero (I still always want to call you IronMam, dammit) about acting as a kid got me thinking about why I stopped, and then my train of thought went in the direction of what I talked about in the post. My brain wrote the whole thing while I was at work — it was pretty much fully formed, right down to the phrasing, before I ever set fingers to keyboard. It was just something that was in my head and I felt that I needed to write down or it would circle there forever, and since I have GT as an outlet for my thoughts I decided to post it. I didn't expect to be mainpaged, and I certainly didn't expect it to be so meaningful to people. It... means a lot to me that it was meaningful, if that makes sense.
If you see this: thank you, Burt, for sharing it.