I wanted to thank those of you who took time out of your day to wish me Happy Birthday, send me points, etc. You didn't have to do that, and I appreciate it.
Honestly, I didn't expect anyone to remember me. So, it was a pleasant surprise that made me realize how badly I missed my DA family.
In good times and in bad . . .
You guys have been there for me for almost 13 years, and it's been an adjustment being away. I just had enough with a lot of the behind-the-scenes bullshit, backstabbing, and (frankly) cruelty.
But really, that's the minority of people, even though it feels like the majority sometimes.
Most of us are supportive, kind, and willing to share what we know to help others.
More than anything, though, I just haven't had time to create art or post a lot of features like I used to do. I'm up to 12 medical publications (which really isn't a lot), 2 book chapters, several publications either under peer review or in the works, and a policy brief about Medicaid.
Still, I should have made more time for my friends.
Receiving so many birthday greetings reminded me I belong here. And I can't thank you enough for that.
Soooo while I still don't have time to create art, I promise to check in more often to support you in yours.
But please do take my word about not making fun of people with mental illness.
Skin by Dan Leveille