Hello Doper friends. I just wanted to provide a year-in-review sort of update to this thread from last year.
A lot has happened since then. I’ll give just the general highlights.
For one thing, I took my therapist’s advice and stopped sitting around feeling sorry for myself. I made some new friends, which is not easy when you are a newcomer to an insular, small town. Fortunately, thanks to Dungeons & Dragons, the DM of the only local group and I have become BFFs.
That has made a yuge difference. Something to look forward to besides being here in my house all day, every day, plus having a confidant to talk to. It’s been a boon.
I’ve also gotten my financial house in order - somewhat. I’m making more money now than I was at this time last year (knock on wood), but I’m still self-employed and always on the razor’s edge of failure. But that’s a problem for another day.
Anyway, I’d like to thank all of you who were helpful to me at the time. It was nice to know that I wasn’t alone, and that a community of strangers has my back.
The happiest of happy new years to all of you.