My dear friends, I say with some sadness in my heart that I will soon be temporarily separating further from open source. I have done much healing and made significant progress since my last post (break from open source). However, I am at my limit for the duration that I can continue living at my parents house, both for the amount of time that they will continue being here and because they are sadly still quite toxic because of their own struggles; so as long as I remain with them I don’t think I can fully heal.
So, in order to fully heal, I plan to fully leverage what has helped me the most through difficult times: mindfulness meditation. My intention is to begin the process of becoming a Buddhist monk, specifically in a local Thai temple where it is common to become a monk in early adulthood for a very flexible and often brief duration (often a few weeks to months). I am intending to start this process in the coming weeks.
I am writing this topic because the entire core team holds a special place in my heart, and I will always remember the kindness provided to me from so many of you. I fully intend to venture back into this sphere again some day, but in the meantime, please continue to help make the virtual world a better place in my stead.
As a parting gift of sorts, I’ve been building a playlist of positive healing music that has helped me a lot through difficult times: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn9qaMjn00WC-cnEAo8WbGRPXPGbYh01e. I hope that it may help others similar to how it has helped me.
Much Platonic Love,