A Place That Isn't Easily Described With Words.Experience Project to me is what I would like to call "HOME."
I know before even writing this that people may criticize or even see this as a negative thing BUT in my eyes what I consider home to be is
1. A place to feel accepted.
2. A place to not to be judged but also supported
3. A place to be "yourself" and not be anything other than that
4. Lastly but not least to find friendship/relationships.
I know each and every single one of us have our own unique story as to how we came across EP. I simply came across this amazing place by pure coincidence. Who know one day while google my condition of agoraphobia would have brought me to the place as everyone knows as the Experience Project.
This place has it's ups and downs. What thing or place doesn't right? I couldn't be more grateful, blessed, honored, pleased, to have came across a better group of people ever in my life. It's as easy as it gets. I've made relationships purely out of what people see on my profile. Not getting to see what I look like "in person or from a distance" but have to believe that everything on my profile is either true or is me.
It's a huge risk to get onto any site and pure your feelings, emotions, and heart felt messages for strangers to read. It's hard to do that in person but to be able to do it online without anyone knowing a damn thing about you but still be support, loving, and caring for someone they never met in their lifes other than being on the other side of the computer to me is what I call a miracle in my eyes.
I couldn't begin to tell you how I felt going in into the real world when I was able to leave my house. I was always criticized for what I wore..for how my hair was...for how much make up I had on my face...for dressed too risk-ay or simply down to my personality but again I found people on here by chance, by taking risk.
I've not only learned a lot about myself through this site but I've learned more stuff about others and about things I would have never gotten to known if I didn't take a chance. This site has taught me to love unconditionally not to just only my family, or my "real life friends" or even boyfriends but to those who accept, appreciate, and care for me from just talking to me online.
I know a lot of people have told me to not be on this site religiously but as every person in this world has a weakness and EP is clearly mine. I don't use the internet to hide from my problems at all. I've gotten that a lot since I've been on this site but being on here teaches me something new everyday. This site has no only taught me new things about myself but about others as well. I learned that I was a fighter, I was caring, loving, and most importantly I learned that I could be me. Never in my life have I ever thought I could love people I have never met but it's possible.
I just wanted to say thank you to those whose taught me things, who has encouraged me, who has stood up for me, and simply who has loved me and accepted me. Without you guys my agoraphobia would be worse. I love you guys who have been here, who have taught, and who has accepted me. I couldn't say thank you enough.