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My Sanctuary

I first joined EP in 2009. Fell in love immediately. So many people, so many life stories and experiences. I remember that at the very beginning, this place was like another social networking site for me. I mainly focused on making new friends. It was more about that, than about focusing on my own feelings, emotions and thoughts. That came later.

There is a group here "I'm doing more self -examination because of EP". That happened to me, too. I read people's posts and it kept me awake at night, sometimes! I was thinking. Growing. Learning so much here. And I discovered who I am. This knowledge helped me become true to myself. It is such a libarating feeling.

With time, EP has become so much more than just a site where I've met wonderful people. It has become my place, my sanctuary. I've discovered the immense pleasure of expressing myself through writing. Sharing myself with the world. Writing down my thoughts has helped me articulate them even more clearly to myself. EP is like a diary for me. Here, I don't worry too much that my ramblings might be boring. Here, I don't feel detached from the world. And here I can gain a whole new perspective on things, reading other people's stories and comments.

As most of you know, English is not my first language and that gives me even more joy – the fact that I can play with words and 'create' something in a foreign language. It is a challenge too, but what a brilliant one!

My romance with EP still lasts. Sometimes life gets in the way and I have to leave, but I always come back. To find myself when I lose track. To laugh with my friends. To see how we are all connected, no matter how different our experience might be.
touchOFspring touchOFspring 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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THIS SITE IS REALLY AWSOME..IV SIGHNED UP FOR MANY SITES BUT DELETED THEM LIKE FIVE MINUTES LATER..THIS SITE WAS DIFFERENT FOR ME.IM LOVING IT..LOVING THE STORIES...THE ADVICE FROM OTHERS AND JUST OTHERS OPINION..EVERYONE HAS BEEN VERY RESPECTFUL SO FAR AND FUNNY AS WELL! IM DEFF STICKING TO THIS SITE! A++ FOR THIS SITE!

Very well put. I feel the same way.

Lovely :)<br />
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I like reading other people's experiences and contributing what i can on here.

So glad you always come back! <br />
I, too, found myself learning a great deal about myself and about others through reading, writing and interacting on EP. It's been quite amazing!

It is amazing! But you know I miss you here, Datura! I would really like you to come back more often too :)

I really enjoyed reading your story, I feel the same way about EP. Glad to have you on my friends list! :)

Thank you, SparkLilly. Always nice to see you here! :)

very nice<br />
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b

Thank you, B.

I feel the same way. I love EP!<br />
I love many amazing people in here, I laugh, cry and learn.<br />
Thank you Spring for sharing :)

And thank you for reading, Hana! It's so good to be among people who understand.

I know what you mean. I love EP, I can't remember how long I've been here, this isn't my first time around, but I know there are some truly amazing people on here. This place is both a blessing and a curse to me, but a place that I can never actually leave behind, it's part of me, a place I can express my life, and it's important. <br />
By the way, I think you are an amazing writer, especially considering English is not your first language. You're making me look bad :-P hehehe

Awww...thank you! But don't you dare say I'm making you look bad - I think you are a very imaginative writer.

And I agree EP can be both a curse and a blessing - it is pretty addictive at times. It can even be a wee bit tiring too.

On another note - have we been friends before? :) I think I would remember someone like you, but at times it's difficult to recognise.

No, we have not been friends before. You may have stumbled across some of my stories but we've never "friended" each other.
Someone like me, eh? hmmm, other than "imaginative," what does someone like me entail?

I don't know you very well, but it seems to me you are a sensitive soul, a feeler, like me, but at the same time a strong, self-efficient man - I admire the fact that you live on a boat alone and you manage. I'm sure there is MUCH more to you than that, but what can I say after just a few days? Give me more time :)

Well ya got more figured out in a few days than I figured out about myself with a lot more time than that. But take all the time ya need :-P

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