I agree. I mean, you can always trek into the mountains and become a monk but if you want to embrace and ‘live with’ the technology of the day, it’s much better to embrace it. I think knowing yourself, and the places on the Internet in which you thrive, is important. Medium feels like one of those places for me and I’m glad you’ve found it also. It really does make you feel lifted.
I think one of the best aspects is that no one can tell if you’re online or not, which takes away the 24/7 ‘always available’ feeling. It’s more relaxed and slower here, which gives you time to think and grow as a writer.
Looking forward to whatever it is you choose to write and well done on having the strength to leave ‘that life’ behind. It sounds like they didn’t deserve or appreciate your creative energies in the first place.
Here’s a little mix to say thanks for sharing them with us.