I’ve been going through some rough times lately. I have a history of depression and anxiety, and yesterday, I finally took that first step to getting better again: I saw a therapist.
She started our session by asking why I was coming to her, and all the Bad Things just came pouring out: issues with friends, sick family members, bad choices I’ve made recently, hating my job, not feeling important to anyone. She didn’t tell me it was all in my head. She just listened and offered me a tissue when I started to cry.
Then she paused, and asked me a question: “What is good in your life right now?”
It took me a minute to think of anything. But then, I started explaining Achievement Hunter; how they make me laugh and enable me to escape. I told her about all of you in the community, and how inclusive and loving you all are, even to people who are relatively new fans, like me.
She smiled and told me she was going to write “Achievement Hunter” in big letters in my file because “that’s important.”
She’s right. It’s important. So, thank you all for being the good thing in my life. Whether you’re an actual member of @officialah or you’re a member of the community; you are my Happy Thought.
So a couple months ago, there was a calling for artists to
participate in a @ahfanbook zine for Achievement Hunter. I signed up and I got accepted,
and man was a blast it was!
This was the first zine I’ve ever signed up for, and I’m
glad it was for something that’s been a part of my life for many years now (5
and a half to be more precise). This was also the first time I really
interacted with others in the community (mostly because I’m a socially awkward
butterfly…) and I got to meet some pretty amazing people because of it.
Thank you for allow me to participate for something so
important to me, and thank you @officialah for all the laughs you’ve given me
over the years.