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*Confettir* *Balloong* *Confettib* *Cake2* HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESS! *Cakep* *Confettio* *Balloonr* *Confettiv*
*Confettir* *Balloong* *Confettib* *Cake2* HAPPY 12TH WDC ANNIVERSARY, JESS! *Cakep* *Confettio* *Balloonr* *Confettiv*
*Confettir* *Balloong* *Confettib* *Cake2* HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESS! *Cakep* *Confettio* *Balloonr* *Confettiv*
Happy Birthday Jess! Hope you are having a great day *Smile* *Balloonp* *Stary*
Hi everyone! I have not been on here for a long, long time and in a few days I am going to close my account. I have given this a lot of thought and think it is the right thing to do. This place felt like home to me for many years and I used it to escape my offline life, sharing some of my darkest times in my blog and through my poetry.

However, I no longer feel like I need to do that. My life is probably the best it has ever been. I'm living with my partner of two years, in our own home, with our adorable guinea pigs. I have recently completed my Master's degree in Psychology with distinction and will soon be working one day a week as an Assistant Psychologist, alongside my Activities Coordinator job. I'm also working with my university supervisor to publish my dissertation. That distant dream of being a Clinical Psychologist feels so much closer and I never thought I would get to this point.

I have not written creatively in a long time and I do not feel the need to do it. I think it served as an outlet for my distress, but my mental health is pretty stable these days. I still have difficulties, but overall I am coping great and I will be getting specialist treatment for my Body Dysmorphic Disorder in the near future.

I don't know if writing will ever become part of my life again, and I'm not going to worry about it. If it does, it does, and maybe I'll sign up here again. If it doesn't, it doesn't. My life feels pretty full at the moment and I think in many ways I feel content.

So, in a few days (probably Sunday) I will close my account, which feels like a big deal. But it also feels right, and as if I will be saying a firm goodbye to a part of my life which was really tough. I really do want to put that behind me, but this place will always be special to me and I had some amazing experiences as a member here. I also made some wonderful friends and I am so sorry that we have lost touch. If anyone wants to rekindle that friendship, then please let me know and I will send you my email address.

I'm feeling pretty emotional writing this but I don't want to leave my account abandoned. I think I'll end this with a big thank you to everyone I crossed paths with here on Writing.Com and I wish you all the best in the future. *Heart*
I'm glad you're doing much better regarding your mental health Jess, and at the same time very sad to hear you're leaving *Frown*. I always hoped people I met first when I was a newbie on this site will find their way back again because it was my favorite time I spent here; with you and blue jellybaby , Marci Missing Everyone , M.A.GEORGE , Sanita , and the others from the NAG.

I wish you love and success in life, you are the only one who knows what's best for you. If you come to the writing state again I hope you'll choose WdC for sharing it. You are a gifted poet and I'll be very glad to read you again *Heart*.

Take care friend!
Congrats on all your accomplishments, Jess! Very proud of you and happy to hear! Best of luck in the future...you'll be missed! *Heart*
Really glad to hear you are doing so much better Jess and that things are finally working out for you *Smile*- maybe you should just leave your account open, just in case you ever want to come back......*ThumbsUpL* *Heartp*


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Hope you have an awesome day!
Kindest Regards, Lilli

*Balloonr**Balloonb* Happy WDC Anniversary!! *Delight* Hope all is well with you...miss you!!
*BalloonP* Happy 11th WDC Anniversary Ghostranch !! *Balloonp*
*Balloonr**Balloonb* Happy birthday Jess!! *Bigsmile* *Dog2*
*Confettir* *Confettib* *Cake2* HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESS! *Cake* *Confettip* *Confettiv*
*Balloonr**Balloonb* Happy WDC Anniversary!! *Bigsmile* *Heart* Miss ya!
Happy 10th WDC anniversary *Smile* !!- have not seen you around in a while....hope you are okay *Heartp*
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Was just thinking of you and thought I'd say hello. *Heart* Hope all is well!