I generally do not really notice big milestones. But this one is something special as I grew so much in both real life as well as my online life since and because of folks at Elliquiy. To start off I will share how I was when I first joined.
I was awkward and shy, reserved, and quite frankly before the Mentor Program I did not really know many people other then Elvi, Strangely, Veks and a handful who took the time to pm me. My husband and I practiced bdsm in the bedroom but had talked of growing that relationship, and I was a bit resistant due to previous experiances.
As time went by on Elliquiy, I got to know so many people, go close to many of these as well. People who know me, know how difficult it is for me to really open up and share anything really intimate with people, and I learned how to do that more in my time on Elliquiy.
I learned about myself, and I learned about my quirks and habits. I learned that I was not so strange and weird, and just anti-social, with the help of the great community of Elliquiy.
I made lasting friendships that in all honesty are the most real friendships I have ever had. I won't name you all but my friends know who they are, and to the others who I am not so close with yet..well I will probably here another year so perhaps by this time next year I will have expanded.
I learned to recognize my own flaws, and to work on them but notto get discouraged and beat myself up when I fail at correcting flaws. No one is perfect, no one should expect even themselves to be.
So to all of Elliqiuy, close friend or not, I thank you for the wonderful years worht of experiances, and making each day something new and exciting.