On a personal note

Only maybe…three or four of you already know this, but I’ve been having a rough time lately. There are several reasons, some the usual plights of chronic illness, others a bit more situational, but the important thing for you to know is that, for the past couple months, I have been considering leaving the Sherlock fandom. There has been a farewell post sitting in my drafts for over a month, that is how seriously I was thinking about it, and, even though I’ve decided not to do that, it’s important for me to mention so you understand the severity of the situation, and thus understand the significance of what I’m about to say.

There are so many people who have helped me through this difficult time, most of them without even knowing it. And I know I could’ve told you, all of you, posted something on this blog ages ago and you’d have been nothing but supportive, but I am not the sharing type, I never have been, so please don’t feel responsible for things you didn’t know. You were in the dark by my design, not by any fault of yours.

Nevertheless, even without knowing, each and every one of you has pushed me onward and upward, but a few people do bear special mention, so, here we have it, the truncated list of people who keep me right:
i-am-sher-locked-7, mycroftcakeholmes, sherlockyouidiot, sherlockyourholmes, johnwatsson, aconissa, mssmithlove1, forgoshsake, hamishholmess, foret-vierge, danielleblogsjohnlock, kinklock, vellium, irrevocably-johnlocked, communionnimrod, readingfanficswatchingshows, conversationswithbenedict, curlock-holmes, clueinglooks, johnlockandwifi, and achievementofthemajority

Thank you for being my ports in a storm you didn’t even know I was weathering, and, believe me, any and all of you who have sent me messages, left replies on posts, or simply dropped a couple numbers/colors/Greek goddesses/whatever-the-current-ask-meme-is into my inbox, you have helped more than you know, more than I can say, and I am immeasurably grateful.