Solid advice but my main concern is that I have other things I need to focus on/resolve before I'm really ready to date again, mental preparation aside. I mean, it was only a few weeks ago that I felt dangerously close to a nervous breakdown (closer than I ever have before, probably) so I may need to focus on other areas of my life, namely my creative fulfillment and my mental and physical health.
And Billdude, if you're reading- sorry if I was an asshole in my previous post. If you're not interested in dating, that's your business and there's nothing wrong with it. Was trying to be affable but you inadvertently reminded me of my ex which brought bad shit to the surface so it came out wrong.