Three years ago this month I dedicated myself to TerpSecret — and some things just never change.
This site and I have seen tremendous ups and downs, but I’ve learned more from this project than I ever could have imagined, and a piece of my heart will always belong here.
So many of you have let me into your lives without knowing who I am, and by doing that you’ve all let me see a perspective of the world I’ll never lose sight of.
I’ve seen hate, anguish, pain and hopelessness like I never thought could exist, but I’ve also the same amount of love, compassion, determination and forgiveness come in many forms — whether it was submitted as a secret, sent to me in an email, or directed at another anonymous figure with whom you felt you could relate; I have seen more emotion from strangers than I ever have from the people I know and see every day.
And to me, that makes you all part of a distant family that I love dearly.
I couldn’t have accomplished any of what I’ve accomplished here without you all. I can only hope that I’ve helped some of you through your personal struggles the same way you’ve helped me through mine.
Thank you all for the love you’ve shown me and the trust you’ve given me. I’ll continue to support you as long as there’s at least one person in this world who needs that support.