A Very Proud Moment for Me on RT 10Yrs
I wrote a 10 year journal so many times but was never happy with it, I guess this will have to do. Warning now it’s a long but if you make it to the end Thank you very much
Over 10 years ago I signed up for a site that at the time was RedVsBlue.com because I really liked the show and I was a nerd and thought there might some cool people to meet on the forums. I never thought it would become of anything, I just thought it was a cool show and had no idea that it would ever last this long. I could never have predicted how much this company, this site, this community would have impacted my life. I have made friends that I will have for the rest of my life and I have traveled to places I would never think to go otherwise just to hang out with these people.
The first “con/meet up/event” I ever went to (Other than DBP:NYC Shoutout to @Jeskid and to those who know what that is)
was RVBTO 2010. It was a graduation gift from my parents since I always wanted to go but never had the money to. I was nervous as hell, I had no idea where I was going, I didn’t know anyone IRL at the time so meeting people who stayed with me at the hostel was even an experience. I did however bring a camera with me, which was actually my sisters and she let me borrow it. I figured that an easy way to break the ice and to get to know people was by asking to take their picture and talk to them after. Little did I know how much that camera would shape how I interacted with the community for the better part of the past 5+ years now.
Ever since then I have always had my camera close by when it comes to being around people in this community. No matter where I go be it RTX, RvBTO, TO:Uncon, PAX Prime,East,Sou
th, or just travel with RT friends to a foreign country to scuba dive (@Izzi
) you can bet I will have my camera with me. It is because of that camera and the love I have for capturing the community and the moments we share that I have been able to do so many awesome things with th...