Hi friends.

Boy I have missed you guys. A lot. It feels weird to be back on here; it's like coming back home after a very long time -- even though it hasn't been that long and that's a really cheesy analogy.

Unfortunately, I'm not here to say that I'll start being more active again. I'm just here to explain why I can't for a while.

In case you don't know me, hi, I'm Rainy. I try to be a calm person, but I fail by astronomical proportions. Basically, I'm saying that in case you're reading this going, "you can't spare a few minutes a day to check in on your stories for a website about cats?" No, I can't sometimes. It makes me feel even more anxious about all the things I should be doing but am not. 

I'm a senior right now, and in addition to taking the most challenging classes I've ever had to cope with (hello, hours of homework and studying!) I also have to do college applications, which -- hello anxiety! -- stress me out so much. I also have to practice for auditions (I'm doing 3 ensembles this year in addition to musical pit and volunteering at choral dinners, which come a bit later), volunteer, go to work and apply for a new job, do my clubs, keep up with NHS, et cetera, et cetera. I know everyone is super busy and all of you can probably relate on some level: school is stressful! (Big deal, Rainy, quite complaining!) But my point is, if I ever have down time between homework and all that, I need to be working on my college essays, getting together recommendations and transcripts, organizing my ACT scores, or applying for scholarships. This affects my whole future, which is SO SCARY. So that's the main reason why I'm taking a hiatus, which I don't think I've ever really done before.

I'm sorry guys. I won't disappear completely! If you see me around, I'll probably be replying to talk page messages and maybe the odd edit on PZ.

I'll miss you all a lot, so feel free to leave me messages still; you guys always brighten my day.

Love you all!

- Rainy

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