I just want to make a shout out to the people of newsvine that I have had the honor of befriending, conversing, debating, teasing, arguing, laughing, and learning from. I have become someone else, and a huge part of that is because of YOU! You guys are the ones that have helped me see the other side of many things, and almost always for the better. I have healed here, and I have grown. I have learned so much. Both about dealing and relating to people, and also about many life and world topics of which I was completely no. And, I will admit, biased.
So- HEY! Thanks! A whole bunch! For being awesome! Cool! Great! GRAND (that HAS to be in big letters)! More flavor, less filling! Totally fun! Funny! Talented! Creative! Thoughtful! Thoughtless (OOPS, thats mine)! Crazy in a good way! Crazy in a bad way! Crazy in all around every way! Did I forget anything? Please tell me if I did!
Really. I mean it. Even the ones who dont get along with me. I have always learned something.
I have some really awesome friends here too! I really wish you people were around me in MY area of the world, but hey, you are only a few clicks, letters, deletes, more letters, more deletes, bad punctuation, and badly formed thoughts away! That is pretty cool! And, you guys only have to deal with me between the hours of 5 am and 10 pm MTN time, so I bet that works well for you (she cant actually call me! YEAH!)!
This place is MY place. This place is my one area that is all for me. No one I know can take it away from me (they tried once, little did they know I had a spare monitor and key board :)). I have never had a place where I could go and find SOMETHING to talk about, and not have to worry about breaking the cardinal rule- No politics, religion, or anything that could cause a riot. If that were the case, I would be the biggest riot causing force on here. Well. Maybe not the biggest. But probably close. Ok. Maybe not even close, but I would have at least 5 under my belt! Right?
To Newsvine in general= Thank you all for making a place for so many of us to come to escape the realities that we call life! A place to find friendship, fellowship, companionship, argumentorship (I want to add this to the newsvine dictionary. I have people that we are friends based on the fact that we fight well), and just about any other kind of ship (except the vessel, but if that happens, please let me know!) that you could think of. A truly wonderful place to spend my spare time (I am at home all the time, so I have plenty!)
To those of you I havent had the opportunity to chat it up with yet- I will get you my pretty! Ok, maybe not, but "HEY! How YOU doin', uh?"
To those of you that are shaking your head right now- Yeah, you arent the only one.
To those of you shaking your head with a silly smile- Yeah, neither are you.
To those of you who think Im crazy- Yeah, you are probably right. In a good way, though!
I just want to say again- Thanks everyone- Without all of you, this place wouldnt be here for me! I have never found a place that I could be active in so many things. Good things. People who really are trying to change a part of the world for the better. We may not make the Real World a great place, but we sure do try hard! And I wont ever stop as long as I have this place.
Yes. I do love to talk. I do love to sit around and chit-chat about, joking, giggling, and often crying as well (this place and these people have made more of an impact on my tear output that I think I was dehydrated a couple times). I have found people whose strength just amazes me to no end. I am waking up thinking of these people, and going "GEEZ! I thought I was tough!" THAT is when you know you made an impact on me. If I wake up thinking of someone I have never actually met, that is a BIG, HUGE deal! And it has happened quite often lately! Thats so cool, and again, thanks!
This place allows me to show the world that little part of me that would never get shown anywhere else. And I love it!
Thanks for reading, writing, and being a wonderful group of different and like-minded people. Where the diversity is large, but absolutely wonderful!