I am so grateful for the wonderful group of online friends I've made throughout the last year or so, who've all-- on both an individual, and communal scale, brought so much more happiness and fulfillment into my life than I could've ever hoped to experience.
Everything else, really, feels like somewhat of a branch-off from that. I'm grateful that I've been able to start recovering from a long history of mental health issues-- making headway through leaps and bounds on that front, again largely thanks to their support and insight. I'm also grateful that I've become more comfortable with flexing my own creative strengths without being so overly critical, and I've been able to embrace some of my long-abandoned special interests again in communities such as this where I can feel safe and accepted while doing what I love.
..Also, some personal points of pride? I'm also tremendously grateful that I've finally been able to break out of a-- let's call it, a 'difficult' household, earlier this year, striking out on my own. And that I've reached a point now where I'm financially independent, and dependable enough as an employee to (hopefully!) find a more practical and rewarding work environment in the near future thanks to my ever-enthralling resume... Since things are, ehm, coming to a severe impasse soon where I'm working now.
But you know, when things are looking up like this? Who could worry!