Today marks 7 years since I joined the Total Drama Wiki.
Where has the time gone? Just kidding, those were probably the longest 7 years of my life. 7 years is not a short time. You grow immensely as a person in 7 years.
That's all I've got. I'd like this to be more heartfelt but I'm so bad at writing these things and I have a horrible memory. I don't even remember much about my first day, just that I was really intimidated by a lot of the admins and hoped one day I'd make some friends – alas, that day never came.
I'm totally kidding about that too, I did make a friend pretty quickly and it was Webkinz Mania. After him I befriended lots more people, most of whom are gone now, but I still keep in touch with a few. Then I got promoted to a rollback, then later an admin, then I demoted myself because I was fighting with literally everyone (shocker, right?), and now I'm an admin again. You guys just can't get rid of me.
Around this time last year, I told everyone I'd be leaving the wiki in the very near future. But I was so anxious about what could happen to the site I grew up on that eventually I couldn't bring myself to go. As of this moment, I can say with full certainty that I am so comfortable with our current staff lineup I could leave right now and never look back.
But I won't – not for a while anyway. All in all, over the last 7 years I've learned some extremely valuable lessons that have shaped who I am today. This has been my second home and I can't express how grateful I am to you, the users, for putting up with me the entire time. And for those of you who didn't, well, it doesn't really matter because you're all banned anyway.
That was a joke too. Mostly.