Updates and general comments!
by, 03-23-2009 at 10:38 PM (1755 Views)
I must say I am really grateful to SCF. When I joined here in early 2005, I was hoping to just make a few deals here and there to get my basketball collection going again.
However, it's become much more than that.
I am fairly close to the 500 feedback goal now. The trading itself has been much more than I imagined - I started an Antoine Walker collection which is now very large, bigger than any personal collection I could have ever imagined myself obtaining previously - but more than that, SCF is place I really enjoy going to regularly. I like interacting with the people here, whether it's about cards, basketball in general, or just life stuff. I never thought it would be like that when I first joined!
Granted, 2005 was a good year for me. Having met my beloved the previous summer in 2004, I was feeling pretty good. I was also doing well in college and becoming more socially adept. I turned the magical age of 21 near the end of the year. I got a driver's license on my third try. And I joined SCF! What a year!
Fast forward to 2009, and I am apparently one of the more popular members here, according to the polls going on at the moment. This was surprising to me since I am often unaware how I come across to people, being a classic introvert and all. Apparently, though, I have done well on this site by all evaluations. I am really glad to have traded here, building my collection and helping people out in the process.
I am at an interesting point in life now. I don't have the means at the moment to trade as actively as I once did, but I still make a few deals each month. I am happy with my life overall - the only thing missing is a job. My life with family and my beloved is great. I may not hang out with any friends in my offline life regularly, but my family, fiance, and online life are very active and happy.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me enjoy this site so much, as I really do spend a significant amount of my time here. Yay for geekdom!