Truthfully, it's quite sad that Gaia is the reason that I have backbone. I was often bullied as a young child, but now I don't take any s**t from anyone. Perhaps, I'm even too aggressive at times. I have also improved my writing style, as I used to type like this : Hiiii!!! how r u? I'm rlly good. So happy to talk 2 u. God, I'm so glad I no longer type like that.
In addition, dictionary.com became one of my best friends, especially in writing essays. xP. (I'm always looking up words I meet here that I'm not quite sure of the definition and applying them to my essays. As my dad will say, "Use colorful language"/ *translate from Chinese to English*
Well, in one of my math classes, we built a mock-stock exchange, and thanks to Gaia, I was able to track trends in the real life stock exchange and came out with the most "money" in the end and got the best grade for that project 8D
Well, I met my boyfriend on gaia (and we are going out for almost 2 years). I also met my roomate through gaia, and now we are living togheher. I met lots of my friends, and my ex boyfriend was a friend of a friend I met through gaia.
Im studying visual arts, and I havent consider this as a career until I met artists in gaia who made a living out of their art.
Also, Im working in the same place as my boyfriend is, because he got me in.
Basicly, I have to thank gaia for a job, two boyfriends, lots of friends, my career choice and to be able to share an apartment.
I have to admit, I wouldn't have made it through my economics class with out Gaia.
Or school in general when I was being bullied. Gaia was my safe place.
I've also made some long lasting friendships because of Gaia.
My grammar improved, my sense of style too. >.>
But right now if it weren't for Gaia, I wouldn't be sitting next to my girlfriend of almost two years. I lived in California and met Danielle in the CB. I was nineteen, living with my parents, no school, no job, few friends, no car. Life sucked. Now I'm in Washington with an amazing person all because I posted in a thread she made. I know internet dating isn't exactly a new thing, and it wasn't something I ever considered for myself. Danielle and I just clicked.
Thanks, Gaia. heart
gaia_spoonsWhat about you? Has Gaia done anything drastic to your life, or is it just another social media site? Do you take Gaia seriously? Is anyone as insane as I am to fly 700 miles to meet a person I'd only known for three months on the internet? Is having a "Gaia girlfriend/boyfriend" silly, or can it be real too? It worked for me. [=
We have our rings picked out, and marriage equality has been approved in Washington. ;D THANKS AGAIN, GAIA!
P.P.S gaia_spoonsThe little spoons emot has me giggling. I've been away from Gaia for far too long. Where did that come from?[/quote]
congratulations. but ... you're a female and have got a girlfriend and have got married. is this legal in the us?
I think Gaia has honestly helped my sense of fashion. I have no many clothing options here that I buy random stuff and make a ton of outfits. Though some people may think they're ugly ;_;
When I dress my avatar up I try to find things that 'go together' or at least match. I actually love dressing up my avatar into fantasy clothes but also making her look like she's an everyday girl too, you know?
I think it also helped me learn to save a lot better. I mean, I always knew but when you see how much an item you want is going for its like 'DAMN! emotion_0A0' so then you start to save for it.
Thanks so much for sharing your story with us. I love stories like this, truly I do. It always makes me smile when I hear about how Gaia helped people connect with others in deep and meaningful ways. I myself have made some awesome friends here on Gaia. Anyway, I hope you don't mind, but I would like to share your story with the rest of the office.
And, many congratulations on your upcoming wedding and all the best to both of you in your new life together. Once the date is set, let me know! We might not be there in person, but maybe we could at least find some way to deck your avatars out in wedding style for the happy occasion! XD