Paint Drying

Paint Drying

Hey everyone! I just wanted to thank each and every one of you who read my write-ups, leave comments and were kind enough to press that follow button. I feel very lucky to have hit 1,000 followers after only about a year of being active on Letterboxd.

The last few years of my life have been both an incredibly difficult and transformative time for me. Struggling with getting clean, my mental health, losing my 17-year old cat Magic, my family’s financial struggles and my mother’s health problems have been trying to say the least, but Letterboxd has given me a platform to interact with some truly great people, vent my feelings and give my thoughts on the things I love most: films. I find writing to be a wonderfully therapeutic experience, here specifically, and to know that I have such a solid base of amazing folks who not only check out my little reviews, but interact and partake in meaningful, informative discussion in the comments of our write-ups, warms my heart more than I could possibly say.

Letterboxd (and meeting my lovely partner around the same time I became more active on here just last year) has, I can honestly say, saved my life, or at least made it a lot more fruitful and given me a little peace when I had long felt like the world was only offering the opposite. So, thank you. To those I interact with almost daily, those who I’ve chatted with occasionally, to those I’ve yet to even exchange words with; thank you all so very, very much. I have found such a gracious, supportive and insightful little community on this site and I couldn’t be more grateful. I love you all so much and send infinite positivity your way. I hope this finds anyone reading it safe and well.

Alright, mushy post over. I’ve got some things in the works like a viewing project for October and another idea for a list of films to watch that consists of favorites from valued mutuals (an idea lifted from Stephen) where I will be giving them a little shout-out in the review, and a brief explanation of why I think they are a valued contributor to LB. So, be on the lookout for that and more if you have any interest.

Here’s to the next 1,000, god willing!

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