Wrote this in a cab the other night at like 2am so please excuse mistakes. Was feeling all emo, most likely from exhaustion.
  1. If you'd asked me a year ago whether I'd be sharing some of my darkest moments and my saddest stories publicly with strangers, I would have laughed in your face.
  2. Ask anyone that knows me and they'll tell you I'm a vault. I never repeat the stories you tell me not to and I most definitely don't tell my own.
    I keep them locked away and I always have.
  3. The last ~2 years have been pretty brutal and having this tiny place on the internet over the last 10 months has quite honestly saved my life in a way.
    (Sorry to sound dramatic and cheesy but it's true)
  4. The beta community, and most definitely the @list creators, set this amazing foundation of love and understanding - something you never see in social media.
  5. As it's grown over time, it's remained that way, which is incredible.
  6. It's been an outlet for me to direct both my sarcasm and feelings and who would have thought there'd be a place for that besides inside my head?
  7. I hope all the new people love it as much as the ones who've been around for awhile because it's a pretty great place to be.
  8. Be nice and be open. Just be you.
  9. Share your story. Share the @list love.
  10. EDIT: I meant I say thanks to @dev, @bjnovak, @Nicholas, @jeremysomething, @minhal, and everyone at li.st for making it happen every single day.