As for me being quiet, that's quite unusual
Allow me to vent for a moment.
I was really busy with school stuff. I still have some work to do in the next month. Then in the fall, I'll be in a program that allows me to do high school and college at the same time. I'll take classes at the community college and those credits count towards my AA and my high school diploma. I was sick of high school, so I'm very excited about that.
There was also just a lot going on emotionally for me.
I was dealing with my mom's boyfriend, who I don't like.
I was dealing with my 'Uncle' Jerry, who I love to death and has been more of a father to me than mine was. I love him completely, but it's upsetting to think of all the lost time because of a 'fight' he and my mom had a few years ago.
Then was my friends parents, who I kind of think of as surrogate parents... but they've been fighting and it's hard for me to understand why, since I've talked a lot to each of them individually. Mostly, I think that the lack of work is problem.
Then there's my half-sister, who I never really got along with that well... but she called me on my birthday and we've been chatting a little. That has to be the most stressful thing, because she still talks to our father. I can't understand that because I know that when he started treating me the way he treated her, I was done with him. I feel bad for her, because she will most likely continue to be hurt by the way he treats her.
I wanted to talk to everyone here about it all, because it felt very overwhelming at the time. However, I also realized that in the past then I've posted at my weakest moments, things come across too strongly. I didn't want that to happen again, since I knew it would pass.
Vent over, I had to have a little distance before I could share.