Here’s my away message. If you have anything urgent you need to talk to me about, call me. Not that I expect anyone to, because no one sends me messages or e-mails when things are urgent anyway.
Why a break? Well, I guess I feel like I don’t get enough back from my interactions online to justify how much I put into them. Besides, it’s just depressing how infrequently any of those kinds of interactions take place, and they’re always initiated by me. I’m tired of it. It’s like I have to remind people I exist. So now I don’t, and that makes everything easier. No expectations, no disappointments.