Searching, responding, learning, living.

It's been a sad time, we've been missing our dear friends AndrewPenney and Iza too, amongst others. This group simmered down to dormant. But, I do not believe it has to remain that way just because people left us. We are still here, and we still have amazing thoughts to share - so let us share them here for all to find and see.

This story is about searching, responding, being responded to, learning and then finally living.

When I first came here I was searching. Searching for people who felt like me - not yet ready to share my own experiences, but willing to talk to people in a similar boat. I shared my opinions with them, my feelings about things they could do to help in their situations. I learnt a lot from that time, because I saw the ways different people's minds deal with different situations, and saw many different paths to those elusive goals of truth, trust in human potential, and faith that all humans are ultimately striving to live up to that potential in the end.

But I also learnt because those experiences I said "me too" to, came up in my home feed. I saw so many people worse off than me, and realised actually no matter where you are in life, you are very much in the middle of the road. I was no longer alone, and nor was I at the bottom of the world.

So came hope, and shortly after came goals for myself. I realized long ago that life was better than no life (search for "Life Is Better"). So my posts graduated from misery to ideas, to moving towards those goals. A fairly major distraction aside, of course.

And now, here I am starting my own business, making my own way in the world with all the personal power I gained from being here, listening, reaching out to people, feeling the same as others, better than some, worse than others, and in the end finding the tools I needed to take control of my life.

That is one possible pathway through this site over the years, Epeeps, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

Sorry for the un-kung-fu-ey style of writing, I will try to learn better from the earlier masters as time goes by.

Ever Yours,
cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
31-35, M
Aug 22, 2014