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Thank You GA Community!

BlindAmbition

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Thank you, 
A couple of months ago I posted a blog entry Who Are You? It was something to learn about people on GA. It did very well. I'm grateful for that. 
After that I had many people tell me they enjoyed it. People like Dodger. A presence and character I enjoy seeing. Some of you may know, he is selective about what he visits. So if he pops up I think I did good. Its the selective ones that make me nervous. Am I liked enough for people to visit. This doesn't refer to Dodger. He has always showed friendship and concern when I was about to leave GA
Not long after this blog entry I was approached by William King. He wanted me to do a blog on screen names. William was curious about the roots of my name. It was something I've considered about many names as well. William said he was busy with many things. He couldn't do it. Told me to consider doing it. I was the right person to do it with the success of first blog. This turned into What's in a Screen Name?
This started the pressure for me. Not William's fault. I've had self issues for years. Doubt, hate, the list goes on. I have very good friends on GA, but still feel somewhat isolated. When I'm not comfortable I shutdown. I also have a hard time starting conversations. This is due to me being introverted and a submissive personality. 
I started posting poetry on GA. Something I've done for myself for years. Along with my journal. Recently many have been about lifestyle and things I've been dealing with. Topics which make some people uncomfortable. That's ok... However, for me I've felt an outsider on GA and Poetry Society. Nothing intentional.. Also just part of my doubt and sensitive nature. 
Anyways... My blog entry Whats in a screen name? was successful. The community involvement I wanted. I thank you for that. 
For the one always feeling on the outside... I'm happy you enjoyed and participated. I would love to do more to involve the community. However, the fear of rejection often appears. I've been given ideas for more. To those people, I really am considering them. I just have to build myself up again. 
Right now I have some personal issues that require my time and attention. The year has continued to keep me off-center. Leaving me unsettled, without focus or control.
These entries and community interactions are what I would like to create more of.
Much Love, jp

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jumping on the band wagon :) from 10,000 Maniacs Trouble Me.  From the album 'Blind Man's Zoo'.

 

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JP, so much has already been said, so I'm going to second the lot of it. You are a sweet soul, and I hope you remain that way, always, The screen name entry was quite fun, and I look forward to seeing what you ask us next. :hug::hug: 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Defiance19 said:

I'm going to follow @BHopper2 lead with the lyrics from Gypsy... Cause we are here for you! 

🎶Through thick and thin, all out or all in

And whether it's win place or show

With you for me and me for you

We'll muddle through whatever we do

Together.......🎶

 

You did a wonderful job here jp.. You brought us together and sharing not once, but twice.. You did that.. I can't wait to see what you come up with next...

Love you...

Sweet Pea xo

Oh Sweet Pea... Thank you. That means so much to me. Love you too! xoxo

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9 minutes ago, Reader1810 said:

JP, so much has already been said, so I'm going to second the lot of it. You are a sweet soul, and I hope you remain that way, always, The screen name entry was quite fun, and I look forward to seeing what you ask us next. :hug::hug: 

 

 

Thanks so much Reader. Its a pleasure knowing and sharing with you! 🤗

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kindred spirits jp. we only just met but i consider you a brother and i think you have a lot of good to share.... if you keep sharing on GA, i will.... (did i just say that?lol) xo

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4 minutes ago, mad_artist said:

kindred spirits jp. we only just met but i consider you a brother and i think you have a lot of good to share.... if you keep sharing on GA, i will.... (did i just say that?lol) xo

I'm very happy to call you brother. You're a natural extension of our little family. xo 

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I firmly believe you get out of GA what you put into it. After nearly 8 years on the site, I know it's true. I've gone through cycles of activity, just as many members do. I'm about to get very busy in my real life with the first "evil day job" I've had since my son was born. He's 11. GA, writing, editing, and volunteering has been my life. Things change, and I probably won't have nearly as much time for everything I do here, but I know I won't fade too much because we have a great community that will keep me coming back. Through the years I've found great support here (especially when haters would strike publicly and I couldn't respond as staff) and I know that's available to anyone who genuinely needs it. 

 

If you take the time to give back to people what you feel they've shared with you, you'll find the same sense of community. Being shy, or slow to participate due to anxiety, or not able to post as much due to business in real life, is totally allowed. You'll find your niche, get comfortable, and then you'll not be able to remember what your life was like without everyone here. 

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1 minute ago, Dodger said:

Glad you didn't leave.

me too. so very glad

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