I've been here for a long time, maybe not long for some people, but everyone feels like an old friend here.
When I first joined, our community was a happy place. Full of forum trends, inside jokes, and cute nicknames. Nobody accused me of being anyone.
I love this forum. Every day I come back here, every time I visit, being here brings me joy. When I see people compliment each other, people becoming friends, family, I cry tears of joy inside.
Deep down inside, we're still that happy community from March.
We need to build trust for our fellow new and old forumers. We need to let things go. We need to be forgiving.
I know we can do it.
You are all unique and special in your own way. You shine like stars in the darkness, conquer your fears, stay strong. You're all different people, with different cultures, different genders, sexes, and looks. You all love each other like a family, even when times are rough.
I'm proud of you all, even when you make mistakes. I love you, even when I'm feeling down.
Thank you for being a welcoming community. I never would have felt at home on my first day otherwise. Thank each of you for being wonderful, unique, amazing, and beautiful people.
For all of the artists out there–If you ever joke about your self–confidence taking a trip to Mars, or whatever, I will literally make it happen. All of your art is unique and beautiful, and I drop my iPad every time I see it.
For all of the coders out there–Never give up. Keep coding. You'll get there someday. If you can come up with the idea, you can make it happen.
For all of the dreamers out there–Dream big. There are no boundaries. Make your dreams a reaity and do whatever you can to change the world.
Go do something world-changing. I believe in you. Everyone.
If it's just complimenting someone, or helping someone out, do it.