i really thought it was over. my stalker had claimed he would never attempt to contact me again. i started to breathe a little easier, to forget this was happening, to start thinking about planning another trip. i had been hiding in my apartment. i had been avoiding facebook, my email, my phone because any one of them could contain another communication. at his most energetic, william could email me, text me to tell me that i had to answer his email, and then the email might contain a request for me to check his posting on my wall. this might happen in the course of ten minutes and when i failed to respond immediately he might add on more messages, texts, posts and calls to get my attention. one day in september, he announced he wanted to quit his job in tallahassee and be with me. he has angered and been defriended by a half dozen of my facebook friends. please understand i met him exactly once as part of my facebook friends project. i blocked him on facebook and on hotmail, but wordpress still allows him to message me.
yesterday morning, i checked my emails and found this message from an address and a woman (jennifer renalds). i didn’t recognize the address or the name. i will print it in full:
actually, lundgren aside, i have spent close to six months being afraid and overwhelmed. i have kept quiet because i didn’t want to hurt anybody. but now i am worried about being hurt. and so i want you to know what is out there, what i am afraid of, what i have get past if i’m going to get back out on the road and see my wonderful friends! if you have any thoughts, share them with me!