Posted By: MysteryWoman Wow... I don't even know how to start this post.
I'm leaving Arizona... moving away in two weeks... and amongst all the preparations, it just didn't seem right to leave without popping onto the boards once more.
Some of you may remember me, most of you will not.
I've been a long time lurker, sometime poster on this board since '06 or '07 (I forget). Through incarnations of Anna, Aria and Abby Lee, I've joked and cajoled with many of you (in person or via alias) as well as started and/or fueled my share of controversy and drama. I've seen crazy fun times, and some tragically bad ones.
Through all of it, I've met some amazing people. Providers and hobbyists alike, I watched people rally and support one another in times of loss and illness and hardship. I was on both ends - rallying for those who lost their jobs or family members... and being supported when I was in very poor health and spirits myself.
I would not be here today without this community. I would not be in the good health I am in, nor would I have a roof over my head or food in my belly. What's more is that I was blessed with some amazing relationships that extended beyond the typical provider/hobbyist contract. And I don't mean romantic ones... I mean friends. Friends with benefits, yes... but friends, nevertheless. And some of the most precious friends a girl could have.
The kind of friends who listen to me vent or cry in frustration about my children or my distant family members. The ones who will pick me up in the middle of nowhere when my car breaks down. The ones who will send a joke or a nasty-ass sweaty photo from the gym just to cheer me up. Friends who support and encourage who I am - both in the bedroom and out of it.
I thank you for those friendships. I thank you for those exchanges that I hold sacred and look upon with laughter and joy and wonder.
I didn't think it would be hard to leave the Phx hobbying community, but as I've slowly receded back into the shadows in anticipation of this move, I've discovered that there is a lot that I'm going to miss.
Thank you, gentlemen of TER, for being who you are - and for filling my life with excitement and adventure and titillation. It has been an incredible several years and I've enjoyed about 95% of it!!
You're an amazing group... and I hope that any and all of my special friends will look me up if and when they're ever in the Tampa area!!