Sat 14th March 2009, 6:36pm
QUOTE(Alison @ Fri 13th March 2009, 6:38pm)
... and I'm still gone. And it looks like I'm past that magical 'retired-for-two-days-only' mark.
Do I feel any better? Hell, yes!! I'm still reading with dismay the Kato Litany of Bad BLP™ but now I don't feel any personal urge to go on there and try to make everything right. I just shake my head in disappointment and (mock) shock ... and move on.
Frankly, life off-wiki and off-WR is more than full with enough stuff to deal with and, in retrospect, WP just seems so trivial
and meaningless now, apart from the very real damage it can wreak upon peoples' lives, BLP-wise. At least now I don't fret and stress over all the bad stuff.
In fact, I'm less and less likely to hang around here, too.
Yay - freedom
As I've told several people, your perspective changes when you really head out. The fake 2-day retirements where someone throws up a banner and spends the weekend watching movies with full intentions of returning on Monday is not leaving. Walking out then looking back... whole different project. I view it much like you now.
A very well-known Wikipedia admin asked me last night, "Want to hear a joke?" I said, "Sure." Then he said, "Wikipedia." Laughing ensued.
Funny because it's true.
QUOTE(Alex @ Fri 13th March 2009, 6:42pm)
The fact you're coming back to tell us this makes it clear to me you haven't really left, or detatched yourself from WP. OK, maybe you took a short break, but will WP always be on your mind forever more?
Good job sticking to that resolution, son. Isn't it about time you resign a bit on a project in a fit of drama again? It's been a couple months since you last did that, right? Or, wait, maybe it's time for you to request your most recently resigned bit back. I lose track.