on the one hand, i do sort of wish i hadn't lost the past few years on here. i'm not sure i had anything to say that i would have wanted a record of but i do like that this exists. i like that i can look back all the way to 2000---which is rapidly approaching more than half my life ago---and see what i was thinking, as stupid as most of it may be. on the other hand, with everything that has been going on the past few years, politically especially but also just some life stuff, i do like the break in continuity. i feel like it's allowed me to shift perspective a little.
i don't even know how i would have talked about all of this insanity from the govt side. suffice to say there have been alternate times of depression, hopelessness, anger, incredulousness, frustration, and looking at how to emigrate.