I know I said I was done making cuts for a while, but apparently, "a while" isn't very long right now. Here's the deal:

I am in a very awkward place in my life to say the least, and I have a lot of things to think about and worry about and deal with. There is just a lot going on, and I can't deal very well with a lot of stuff - and livejournal has been stressing me out a bit lately. Things I would normally just shrug off are hurting my feelings or causing me stress, and I just don't need it. Right now, what I need is to be surrounded by - and ONLY surrounded by - a few more select people. It's hard to explain how I am deciding to make this cut, but suffice it to say that I need to be "with" people who can understand what I am going through, and who I trust to help me get through it.

Most of the rest of you, I do care about you, and I have enjoyed having you on my list, and I hate to cut you. Actually, it was a really hard decision to make, and I do plan to add most of you back once I am doing better. So I really hope that no one gets upset, hurt, or offended. This is just what I need to do right now to take care of myself.

If I cut you, you are welcome to leave me on your list for when I am ready to start adding people back.

Also, this is my "amnesty post."

Whether I cut you or not, if you feel any desire for any reason to drop me, I won't ask any questions, and I won't be upset. I would actually honestly prefer that you NOT give me a reason, because I just can't cope with that right now. Just leave me a comment, if you would, letting me know you're cutting me.

I hope you'll all understand that this cut is not about any of you. It really is about me, because I really am not feeling like I can deal with a whole lot right now.


From: [identity profile] on-a-hill.livejournal.com

I completely understand how you feel. I'm sorry you are going through *stuff*

Please shoot me an email. nerdynight@yahoo.com


From: [identity profile] emily84.livejournal.com

I think that this was the most diplomatic cut post I've ever read.

From: [identity profile] perceval.livejournal.com

Having cut back on LJ a lot recently I can totally understand where you're coming from.

From: [identity profile] cyndi79.livejournal.com

I'm so sad, but I hope everything is ok with you. *HUGS*

From: [identity profile] queensugar.livejournal.com

Thanks for keeping me on, doll. I hope things get better for ya.

From: [identity profile] ugottafriend.livejournal.com

You'll get through this, girlfriend. *hugs* You know you can always send me a message or email if you need anything.

From: [identity profile] jjustj.livejournal.com

I can't claim to understand, but my prayers are with you.

From: [identity profile] wingsofafairy.livejournal.com


Please call me if you need to talk. I saw you called the other day, sorry I missed it. But, I am here if you need me .

From: [identity profile] vespiamoon.livejournal.com

First of all, I would like to say whatever it is you are going through, you will get by with help from your close friends, and second, not being sure of what you are going through all I have to say is, maybe cutting the friends may not be the answer, but do what you have to do and hopefully you will be happier in the future and you will see that it's your friends who will help you get through whatever it is.
Don't give up and keep your chin up.


From: [identity profile] theldara.livejournal.com

Off topic I know, but I saw this today and thought you might find it interesting.

Merck: Vaccine could slash cervical cancer deaths

From: [identity profile] asbrand.livejournal.com

Why not just change your default view filter instead of making a huge dramatic production of cutting people? :-P


From: [identity profile] brotherskeeper1.livejournal.com

I understand how you feel so don't worry about anything. If you cut me I'll add you back and understand why you are not active in responding to posts...not a problem. I hope you'll just leave me on; don't worry about responding to my posts.

From: [identity profile] brotherskeeper1.livejournal.com

On second thought, since you are having a rough time, please reconsider and don't cut your friends list any more. Let us be here to support you when you do feel like posting. Please think about this and know that you are in my prayers. *hugs*

From: [identity profile] brotherskeeper1.livejournal.com

Also, don't worry about setting up that other journal. I understand being stressed and needing time for yourself. I have someone else who is going to do that.

I do appreciate you offering to take on that project and look forward to the new layouts in yours as the seasons change.

Please take care of yourself. Your health and needs come first.

From: [identity profile] katiedarling.livejournal.com

Actually, if you want it set up, I've been rather looking forward to doing it. I am just stuck in bed most of the time when I am home. But that should hopefully calm down within the week.

So, if you want me to do it, I want to. It just may be next week or so. (doing layouts is fun for me.)

From: [identity profile] brotherskeeper1.livejournal.com

I'm sorry you are in bed so much of the time.
When I didn't hear back from you I knew something was wrong, and then this post about you not feeling well. So I didn't think you would feel up to messing with another lj and the other person will be working on it today.
I hope this doesn't upset you and I'd have waited had I heard from you.

Please post when you can. I'm worried about you.