separation and the descent into the belly of the beast
Wow, what interesting people are on this site! I couldn't even think of the amounts you write about. Thank you for sharing your story, it was interesting to read.
Our stories have so much in common. A shocking amount. My panic also started at 27. I also ran ultra marathons for a while. Loved it until I had no more energy for it. I, too, turned to substances to numb out while pushing harder at work. Just know that you’re not alone in this. And thank you for sharing.
Dan, this might be one of the most meaningful pieces of writing I've read all year. Thank you so much for sharing.