Hello Gaians! As you can tell from my username I am Guardian Arlen, but you can just call me Garlen. I For several years I used to be an inactive member of Gaia. Every day I would just lurk, and hesitate to post anything at all. Prior to becoming inactive I had been very active member of Gaia. Those days, they were good, I was a very shy person in real life so being able to come online to Gaia I was able to shine a little.
Gaia was my second home, it was a place where I could escape the daily insecurities and sadness. I loved Gaia so much that I had once even became a Site Moderator for Gaia! It was fun, and I was able to connect to a lot of people. I made many friends along way. These friends helped me out a lot, they helped me become a little more open of who I truly was. I don't know where I would be today without Gaia, I don't even know if I would still be in existence.
As I continued down the path of my life I began to step further away from Gaia. I started to see that life wasn't so bad for me anymore. I even made some friends off the internet. I am now a Massage Therapist! I graduated in December in 2012 with a Diploma in Massage Therapy. I have also passed my licensure exam and I am still continuing my education. I have also graduated from community college with an Associate of Science, and I'm currently trying to earn a Bachelors in Wellness. One of these days I am going to open my own academy for massage therapy and alternative medicine.
If you've read this far, then awesome! Thanks for reading this far. As I said earlier, I used to lurk on Gaia and had become very inactive for several years....until recently. As I continued to lurk on Gaia, I saw the site changing before me, and in not a good direction. I decided to step out of the shadows to try to change this.
I will never stop loving Gaia for what it used to be, and I won't give up on this site. I'm hopeful that there will be change, that Gaia will listen to it's user's again.
If you need help feel free to PM me, and I will help you to the best of my