Wow what a lovely comment! Thank you for taking the time to write such nice things. I was really starting to worry I was being a whiner about the feedback. I’m thankful I got to reach so many people, it just is so draining when people lash out or ask you to explain crystal clear things or pass judgement that they could have kept to themselves. Thankfully as soon as I got really bad comments (that I had to block/remove), I switched the original piece to monetized, so now even the hate is helping a little bit of money fall from the ceiling, as you put it!
Vegan baked goods and a new aquaintance who “gets it” sounds like a dream! We should totally get coffee sometime or something.