I was planning to write this on the 5 year anniversary of my account, but I decided to write this now in case I forget!
Wow...5 years have come and gone so fast! It feels like only yesterday I was joining the site. Looking back, I never would've imagined that I would've made as many friends as I did for the last few years.
So...this letter is my way of saying thank you.
Thank you for introducing me to fandoms I never would've heard of or got back into. Thank you for putting up with me whenever I was sad, or unwell (or maybe both!). Thank you for supporting me through the good times and the bad times.
But most importantly, thank you for being my friends.
When I first joined, I was worried I wouldn't be able to make new friends. I'd just been through the pain of having my childhood home getting repossessed and was starting anew in a new place, and quite frankly, I was feeling very lonely. Drawing made me feel better and I started to become more open as I saw some awesome artists.
Now, I want to say a few words to some of those who I've come to consider as like a second family:Eeveedemon
Ash, you have been one of my biggest inspirations in drawing. Your art has helped me to improve mine, and I'm so happy I'm bearing witness to you become a strong young woman.CapitainSmiffy
Hannah, you were probably amongst the first artists I started watching. I was drawn to your art, and you were the one who got me back into Beyblade without even realising.DarkMistressYuriy
Tala, you've been one of the best people I've had the pleasure of rp'ing with. Your ideas have been amazing to do, and I hope that they will continue to be amazing in the years to come.RaibeartGaoth
Bobby, you've become almost like the big brother I've never had. Chatting to you always brightens my day and I'm so glad that I can count on you to lift me up every time I fall.Kayla-Hiwatari
Kayla, you've become one of my role models. I always enjoy rping our couples and I feel sad that I can't jump on a plane and fly over to Canada to take away the pain you've had to endure. But it's your unyielding spirit that inspires me to keep fighting too.aussie-dragon
Steph, you are one of the most craziest, wackiest people I've ever met. It cheers me up knowing that whenever we get to chat, I know I'm always going to have a smile on my face.MariamTiarko
Mariam, you have a crazy sense of humour that always cheers me up when I feel down. I'm so glad I have the chance to consider you as one of my friends.
I wish I could write to every single one of you to explain more about how each of you have inspired me, but I don't have to. Just knowing I have formed friendships with you all is good enough for me. I want to finish this off by saying that it's been an absolute pleasure and honour to have you as my friends, and let's hope that we get to a 10 year anniversary!
I love you all, and thank you all once again.
PS, to those I missed, I'm really, really sorry! But you are all each an important part in my life, so I hope I can make sure to give you thanks in the next anniversary