So now I'm not allowed to boss people around in this lovely forum anymore, I thought I should contribute as a member again. I recently stepped down from being the Newbie Helper, and passed the baton on to LilMonkeAlex and Lobie. I'm so confident that they're going to do a wonderful job, and the work they've done already has been amazing!
I just wanted to thank everyone for being such swell folks! So many people responded to the 'stepping down' thread, which was really sweet. There are lots of members that I remember greeting when they first joined that are now DC's, TCs, or even staff! It's been two and a bit very long years, and I've enjoyed giving back to a forum that's helped to shape my life in such a positive way.
Without ADISC I would never have met my fiance (Charlie), and all the other amazing friends I've had the pleasure of meeting! (I won't name names, in case I forget someone and they get upset! It's very early at the moment so my head's a bit fuzzy!)
So much has changed for me since I joined this fora over 4 years ago!! I'm now back into full time education, I've been through more jobs that most people will have in a lifetime, I've moved house countless times, oh, and I've finally settled down into a nice, long-term, committed relationship.
I stepped down as staff because things are suddenly very busy for me. My new job is hard, and very emotionally draining, and for some reason when you get engaged EVERYONE wants to socialise with you again! And, training to be an accountant is hard! I need to have my wits about me this year so it was the right thing to do. I can't commit to spending as much time as I once did on ADISC anymore, and it's only fair that the newbies who join now are being given a nice welcome
So... it's a goodbye to bossy, newbie-helper Talula, and hello to less-time-but-more-fun member (TC - yeh baby!) Talula!