Today marks my 11th anniversary as a member of the Rooster Teeth Community.
I want to be completely honest with you about something. I wasn’t going to talk about this in here originally. Fear. People don’t like talking about it. And despite starting this way, I want to assure you, it is not the theme today. Keep reading.
I used to fear “the bridge”. That one day I’ll be too busy for this community, for friends, for all the causes I’m involved with, and I would cross that bridge when I came to it. I don’t fear that now. Because I realized it was a fear of my own creation. With all the changes in my own life I don’t see myself abandoning here. It’s changed but it’s also changed me. You helped change me.
I made great, new friends in the past year and I have been insanely lucky to have seen great friendships grow over the past 11 years. Some of you reading this read similar journals of mine going back a decade now. That commitment means so much. Seriously. I have never felt stronger about those in the RT community, my friends and the next generation. It’s no secret I’m an advocate for newer members. There’s youth and optimism thanks to you and our community’s future is affected by how we treat you, what kind of a home are you stepping into.
What kind of a home are you stepping into? I find I want to know, now more than ever, what newer users are thinking about this site, this community. It is why I check in every possible moment, read, comment, message. I care about what's new. How or why are things different? What can you do? If history has taught me anything in the past few years, it’s never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. The community here has always been very good at articulating when things go against the norm. We are protective and we want accountability. And we could be facing an RT revolution at some point.
I won’t sit here and say there isn’t fear. There is. And now more than ever we need to make a stand. If we know what’s wrong, we can help change it. So let’s talk. I’ll do what I can. I’m not going until I’m done. It is the least
Because I want to say, here's to 11 more years. I want to make it happen.
Thank you for reading. <3