I know this looks long, but please read it. It will explain everything.I am taking a sabbatical from online social stuff. My Telegram will always be on if anyone wants to chat and I'll reply when I can. I've deleted my Telegram channel and group, and my Discord server, and left ALL Telegram groups and Discord servers. I know I recently joined Mastodon, but I'm putting that on hold, too. I need to do this to improve my mental health, and trying to fit in was causing me some serious issues. I took on more responsibility at work and I'm up for a promotion. I decided this was something I needed to do for myself and my other half and our lives together. Being social really hasn't done me many favors; I've spent way too much time trying to get people to play games and hang out with me online, only to be ditched, flaked on, or otherwise rejected. I'm tired of crying over it, and feeling like I'm 'just not cool enough'. I always feel like I'm on the outside, looking in. I'm always that kid that peeks in the window, watching all the other kids having a good time with each other and getting along, wishing I could be a part of it all, but most always keep me at arm's length. That same kid, who gets picked last in gym class. The one nobody ever wants. But ya know what? I don't care. I'm alive, healthy, and happier than I've ever been. I've gotten back in shape, still on track to get back down to my proper weight, and because of my new work schedule, I have more money than I've had in years. If I can't have a social life, I may as well have lots of cool toys to play with. When I was a kid, I didn't have many friends but I did have lots of toys and games to play with, as well as books to read, bikes to ride, and musical instruments to play. I always had coloring books and drawing pads, hot wheels cars, legos and puzzles. So here's to my new life journey; doing all the things for myself that I should have been doing all along. Maybe this is where my life really begins. Wish me luck!UPDATE: No more voice chats or calls. I've now
shut off uninstalled Discord everywhere. I've also disabled notifications and calls for everyone on Telegram EXCEPT my other half and put everyone in the archive, so I may not see your message right away. I'll try to check my archive every day. If you leave a message and I don't reply within the day, I probably haven't checked the archive. Just be patient. I'll have the spoons to reply to you, soon. I'm very busy with work and other stuff and don't want to be distracted by notifications. Also, don't ever expect me to message you first on a weekend. Y'all are too busy for me and I can't handle being left hanging for hours, so you message me first, but only if you're actually gonna keep the conversation going at minimum; a nice easy rate (no more than 30-40 minutes in between replies). I get in a groove on the weekends doing stuff by myself, and I love to chat, but only if it's gonna be good for both of us. If you're too busy for that, don't message. On the off-chance I do message you first, if you are busy with stuff, just say so immediately so that I can nod-out of the chat politely. Thanks for understanding.What's that? Where did the rest of my info and stuff go? It's gone. Why? Because, it was pretty superfluous and most people don't care, anyway. I'm nobody. All you need to know is, I'm an Aromantic, Asexual, Non-Binary, INFP-A, I have ADHD, SPD, and APD. I've been married for over 10 years, too. I'm a home-body. I prefer to stay in my room (I've set it up to be a self-contained super-comfortable ultra-awesome space), but I do like to go out exploring places where people don't go (off the beaten path, hiking, biking, camping, etc.) I'm an artist, photographer, multi-instrumentalist, and PC gamer. (I don't play multiplayer or online games.) I also like to read a lot of books (usually non-fiction). I don't deal well with egotistical, arrogant, and/or insensitive people, (especially those that don't respect my pronouns) so if you fit anywhere in there, don't talk to me.