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      Reflections - Thankyou DreamViews

      This is my reflection of my time here. - Not entirely sure where to post this. It's a little bit of a rant, but without the senseless banter.

      Notice this- I joined DreamViews back in April of 2007. That was over 9 years ago. I was 14 when I first found this place and started attempting lucid dreaming. Yes, I was an illegal. At the time, the age requirement of the forum was either 15 or 16. The mods found out, but because my posts were on topic and added to the conversations, I was allowed to stay. I just had to hide my real age. Through my terrible grammar, immaturity, and other accepting members on this forum, I was able to make a few friends and feel like I actually belonged somewhere.


      Which brings me to why I'm writing this. I was digging through some of my old posts circa 2008 when I stumbled across my waking journal I had posted in over a period of about two months before neglecting it like I did many things back then. The first post mentioned something that struck a chord in me. I had mentioned starting a waking journal on DreamViews because my paper journals weren't secure due to an "unstable" home life.

      "it sucks really. but i always seem to be optemistic over everything. if i were someone else... ide have broken down years ago."

      It probably seems vague to anyone reading this. Between the ages of 9 and 18, I had lived in a verbally and physically abusive home I couldn't escape. I developed depression and had suicidal thoughts often. Because of this forum and its members, I was able to escape for mere minutes a day and not too much more at night in my dreams. And I really needed that. I don't think I would have been so optimistic if hadn't had this coping method. Now, I'm building a family of my own. I'm pursuing my passion for photography and videography and making it into my career. I made it out of that dark place; I'm not sure I would've been able to without you guys.

      And for that, I am so thankful.
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      I wasn't here when you joined, but I am very happy that you made it. And that this place, that I also see as my home had helped you. Your story gives me some food for thought about bending the rules at the right time, and that we may not always know which is THE right time.

      But I long suspected that Dreamviews is more than just place to come and have fun for many of us.

      Thank you for your post! Dreamviews would not be the place it is without you and others like you. And for that I am thankful. Good luck with your career.

      Happy dreams, fellow traveler!

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      Thank you! I find myself coming back a few times a week. I might not say much, but I enjoy the people and conversations. Maybe soon I'll start taking more of an active role like before.
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      Most of the time there is someone in chat. Europeans and Aussies come on at ungodly hours, haha, but americans are there on american time Hope to see you there sometimes.

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      Really great to hear dreamviews helped you out so much anti_nation, and even more so to hear that you're much happier now . There's definitely something about DV that makes you want to just check in, even if it's not to say anything. I frequently visited the site whenever I wasn't posting or actively practicing lucid dreaming just to see how everything was going.

      The community on DV is something that's hard to find online. I think it has something to do with sharing your dreams, something which is normally very intimate, with thousands of people and openly discussing the phenomenon. It really makes it feel more tight-night. Best of luck with your career, and come stop by in chat some time! We need more people to hang out .
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      And for that, I am so thankful


      Yes I am thankful to this place too - Nice to meet you and very touched by your post

      Dream Views does feel like a safe place to me too and I love seeing how folk feel that and share it ...Burks probly right maybe talking about our dreams ...knowing we all value dreaming maybe makes a cirtain ' vibe ' connecting us in open friendship - our own universe

      Anyway, see you around
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