Happy that you joined us and I hope it will be a good experience for you.
One of the things that I like about the group is that we are all so different. That covers backgrounds, occupations, life experiences, where we have lived and many other facets. This thought process is reflected in my Profile page and I encourage you to complete yours. If we were all the same and we all drove grey Chevys, how dull would that be? The life that we must lead can be a curse in that many elements are working against us, but it is such a liberating thought when we discover and commit to who we need to be.
It is particularly important for us to be connected with our community so that no one walks this path alone. We all have much to share covering of experiences, our challenges, our triumphs and our joy. It is not easy, and it will never be, but remember that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before. And, in turn, we will be the support for those who come later. Simply put, it is what must happen.
Also, remember that sometimes we need to stop for a moment and look back. It could be last month, last year or last decade. That isn’t important, but what is is that we recognize our progress with what we once thought to be unthinkable and insurmountable. That’s when we begin to see who we are.