Why I Like Ep

I actually found EP on accident, and ended up reading a lot of stories before I officially joined.  I was reluctant to write stories and was nervous after posting my first few stories that I would get nasty comments. I was worried my stories were vapid.  But, because I didn't have a circle yet, I had very few comments.  But, I persevered.  As I added friends, they gave me advice and I now feel welcome here.

What I like the most is that I am judged by my intellect as expressed by my ability (or inability sometimes!) to write.  I am not looked at as some dumb girl because maybe I look young for my age, nor am I mad at myself because I wasn't quick witted enough to come back with a good comment in the middle of a conversation.  I am not quick witted, which can cause me to not say much sometimes in RL, but here I can think about what I want to say, whether it's a new story or a comment about someone elses story.  I feel more accepted and I'm especially pleased that those in my circle who are 15 or more years older than I am are accepting of my comments. 

Anyway, I am resolved to stay here for awhile.  It seems to be working and maybe it's giving me a little more self confidence.  Thanks to all of you that have joined my circle and those that have taken the time to read my stories and make thoughful comments.  It's heartwarming to know that you can build relationships with people through sharing strictly by the written word.    
Mary1283 Mary1283
26-30, F
7 Responses May 23, 2012

Thanks for commenting. The truth is that I've managed to offend, or at least stand my ground and as a result have lost friends. But, I guess I'm sensitive to being told I'm wrong and to shut up when I know I'm right. That makes my blood boil.

Ahh, thank you Princess. You can borrow my shoes anytime you like!

Ooohh... what size do you wear?

Same size as you and Princess! They're virtual shoes!

Lol kinda knew you would say that. *rummages through your closet*

Put everything back where you found it! *Mary takes Sylphy's wand and crosses arms*

I've forgotten I have a wand... now that's sad *whacks faeriehead* then... *parades around with Mary's shoes*

Those leopard print pumps sure do look good on the Faerie!

My goodness, Mary! I would need them for pole dancing! ;p

*Sylphy pole dances?*

Shhh... ;)

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I'm glad you're staying. We always seem to find a way to laugh and that's reason enough to stay, but you make a wonderful point about how this place can subtly build your self-confidence in so many ways, and how the feeling of acceptance is genuine and fun. Excellent points. Excellent story.

Thank you QT. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and to comment.

Thank you, all of you that have commented. It really warms my heart.

I too am very glad that you are here, Mary :)

You are an asset to EP, Mary! So glad you're here.

Acceptance and kinship. A place to be able to write what you feel and to be heard. Being able to get out exactly what you want to get out. Its pretty sweet sometimes.

I have issues with that with my therapist. Think she thinks this is a dating site... wanna go out, Scoobs? x p

Sure :-)