Thank you, Sam, nice to meet you! This felt like good storytelling to me (without being egotistical about my own work!), and I was being mindful of being in that headspace while writing. The more easy it felt to tell, the more I knew I was in the truth of it.
Appreciate the mention re paragraph spacing. Nothing in this story called for headlines, so I really had to think about what to do during the editing. So happy it worked out! :-)