I like coming back here once in a while. I joined the forum ten years ago, I was 14. I spent most of my adolescence here to be honest. The people here helped me through some tough times. Made some good friends that I don't talk to as much as I did before. Coming here reminds me how far I've come in life since I joined. Finishing middle school, getting through high school and having some of the best time of my life, dating the girl that I cried and posted so much about in the previous generations of this thread. Breaking up with her. Finding new love. Losing said love. College. Graduating with a Physics BSc. I can't remember his username, but there was someone here that was an important factor on that choice.
Now I'm finishing my MSc. Going to turn in my thesis in September. Nanorobotics for cancer treatment.
Just writing this post makes me remember everything that I had, that I lost and that I want to achieve.
This is really heartwarming and melancholy to hear. We never spoke much if at all but I remember you from those days, and it's beautiful to see the progress you're making.
Dis: Like you, I've been steadily checking in on this place over the last few years. Thankfully, I still keep in contact with some of the people from here. Still, there's a lot of positive memories I've made here, and it was greatly formative in my development from adolescence through high school. I find myself frantically looking for records of old writing or art I did with my friends here. It was a really special time that I didn't value enough then, and something that as my life has begun to progress and grow more serious I've really missed.
Acc: Since this time, and a stint where life had really gone into a rut, I've met and married the love of my life and we're expecting our first child. College is still a ways away from being complete, but I never expected to even be attending at all. Life's really twisted and grown in ways I would have never expected, and maybe that's causing me to reflect on this place, and what a big impact it was on my life, to this extent.