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Absences, and the Importance of Mental Health

First of all, I'm sorry I've been so quiet for nearly two months on here.

I try to keep readers and friends in the loop, and be as honest as possible about my experiences, be they happy or not so happy, but the last few months I have been so weighed down by mental health struggles that I haven't been able to bring myself to even post an update.

I won't go into detail, as I'm sure you all have a lot on your minds without the weight of my problems on your shoulders, but suffice to say that I had fallen into a very dark place and am only now breaching the surface again.

I haven't been writing for a long time, and haven't been creating for even longer, and it was starting to entirely drain me. I didn't feel like myself, I had no idea what I was doing, and I felt like there was no reason to go on.

But I have been going to therapy, I have an absolutely incredible support network, and the future is looking attainable again, if not yet bright.

I wanted to make this post to remind you that we are all human, that we all have bad times, and that sometimes those bad times take us away from the things and people we love. I am not yet fully on my feet, and I am going to need a few more months to get back to regularly scheduled programming, but I believe in being honest about who I am, and I wanted to share my experiences with you all.

I have some very exciting new projects lined up, both related to writing and not entirely related to writing, that I cannot wait to share with you when more groundwork has been laid.

I hope you are all safe, sane, and swell. Sending good vibes your way, and I'm excited to be back in the saddle!

- V

Velvl Ryder