And on the one hand, this isn't some deep dark secret -- I know masto isn't a private haven and don't expect it to be, and e.g. I'm mutuals with a whole bunch of MeFi folks on here -- and on the other hand it *is* the sort of thing I rarely talk about in detail in public. One of the odd twists of my Very Online life is that I have fewer venues for publicly-but-effectively-privately talking about stuff; most of the folks I would talk to are also wrapped up in my online life and responsibilities!
So as weird little stepping stones of externalizing rather than endlessly internalizing shit that ties my brain up in knots, there's something useful about the admixture of masto as a semi-obscure social space and of a general expectation I have of the folks I follow and who follow me of being decent and having good boundaries that makes it feel more...possible, permissible? to dump a little bit here in a way I might not so much on e.g. twitter.
Which is all to say, I guess, hey. Shit's weird sometimes. I'm okay, stuff that needs getting done is getting done, but sometimes goddam it's a muddle and the contours of life and the process of navigating the complex web of social connections and obligations and so on is fuckin' tiring and weighty at times.
@joshmillard I appreciate the work you do and the decency you do it with. The part of it that makes it's way into the digital public where we cross paths always helps remind me that there are good and talented people out there also cutting irregular paths through all this. That means a lot.
@joshmillard I hear ya. Best wishes from a similar boat.
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