It's kinda like being a newbie again. Here, on this new yet old site. Where do we go to connect? Who reads what? Where are people?
It's ok to miss what used to be. That's human nature. But embracing change is ok as well. I've explored this site all weekend and found it is still full of wisdom, kindness, advice, and love. I've made other observations as well. Mainly about my role here and where I fit in.
I am not like Marilyn, who is full of warmth and genuine friendliness. I am not like Thomas, who is full of knowledge and patience. Conversations with them are lively, fun, and make you feel wanted.
I am not like Jackie, who embraces all and has a talent to get to the heart of the matter. Not like Giulia who is decisive and leads. Not like Dale whose humor can get anyone through their dark spots. Not like...well, you get the point.
I don't give out my phone number much so I don't talk with people away from this site. I don't message much.
But I care. I'm shy and awkward and come and go. I like to be happy. I want to help. I want those quitters who aren't comfortable blogging or messaging or writing to know that they can quit whether they blog or not. I like to make everyone know that they matter. So I continue to blog and sometimes write in discussions and sometimes even ask a question.
In short, I have a place here. And it's getting to be comfortable and ok. We all have a place here. Explore, discover, and find your niche. Because we need you here, we want you here, and everyone has a place on Ex.