(cue the violins)

Dear Readers,

To say thank you is not even good enough to describe how grateful I am for every single one of you that has read my story (or stories) start to finish but it's the only thing I can think of so THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

I started this story based off a completely random idea I thought of one day. I love hockey, it's like my favorite sport to watch besides volleyball. I've only ever been to one NHL game in person because they're expensive, but I loved every second of it! As for figure skating, I've taken a couple of lessons and camps growing up so I know the basics, but I had this fantasy about being a professional figure skater in another life. It's not really my dream anymore but I thought it would be cute to make a fanfic with that idea. Percabeth is my favorite ship ever so I thought hockey player & figure skater fanfic why not? The response I got from you guys was UNBELIEVABLE!

So many of you guys have experience with hockey or figure skating and if you don't then you still enjoyed this story anyways and I genuinely cannot thank you enough for all the love you've given this fanfic. I specifically remember one review about one of you that started taking figure skating lessons and training just because this fanfic motivated you! To think something I wrote changed your life, that's just…beyond comprehension for me.

The Rink is a story I will forever hold dear to me because it got me through so much in my life. I struggle a lot with my mental health and this story was always a comfort to have in my life. If I was having a bad day I would just think about writing and posting for you guys and it would help me get through whatever I was struggling with.

I left this story for a while before I finally posted the epilogue a couple days ago. In that giant time gap so many things changed in my life.

For one, I graduated college and got my undergraduate degree! I'm glad to be finished but a part of me is terrified of what's to come. I'm taking a gap year and just working at my 2 part time jobs for the moment. I had this plan that I was gonna go to grad school or vet school but now I just don't know. It stresses me out when family and friends ask what's next for me because I don't know. College impacted my mental health for the worst and I don't know if I want to go back to that. I stopped writing so I could focus on just getting my degree and now that I don't have school stress maybe I'll be able to write more.

What else, um I went to Europe recently for a month! I had never gone and it's been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. After being there all I want to do is go back haha. Maybe one day.

Since COVID lockdown ended I've been going to more and more concerts (including traveling for some). That's basically where all my paychecks go lol. I have such a huge appreciation for music (my inspiration to write Time After Time) and I missed out on so many concerts when I was younger because I just didn't go to them much. Now that I don't have school to worry about this year I can go to even more (RIP to my bank account).

What have all of you been up to? I'd love to hear about your lives so please don't be afraid to review, PM me, message me on Pinterest lol anything! (my Pinterest is fiction4life101)

This is getting kind of long so I just wanna say thank you again to each and every one of you! I know you're probably getting sick of me saying it haha. As for what's next for me and my writing, well I'm hoping to get back into the groove of writing Time After Time. I have so many chapter ideas for it but it's the typing it out on paper that can be difficult especially because I'm so picky with my writing. So look out for new chapter updates for Time After Time! If you haven't read it yet no worries but maybe check it out if you're a lover of 80's music and settings!

With all that being said, it's the end of an era…

The Rink is now complete.

I love you all!