Wednesday, February 27, 2013
When I first joined Sparkpeople, I joined a few groups, but didn't participate in them much. I joined based on where I lived, the ages of my children and when I joined Sparkpeople (Class of...group). I was a sporadic Sparkpeople user as best, and just didn't see the need to socialize much in these groups. I'm somewhat shy, and didn't really know what to talk about.
Fast forward a few years. I am back to Sparkpeople and a much more active user this time around. I started poking around in groups and found a few that I really liked. I hesitantly joined a challenge. I was so worried I would get overwhelmed with it, or worse yet, bored.
I will happily admit, I was so very wrong! Spark Groups have been amazing! I have found a support system I never dreamt was possible. I have found people that are facing the same struggles and fears that I am. That have the same questions. That have the answers! I have found people that will gently push me along. They are encouraging, kind, supportive - in a word, they are amazing.
Thank you to my Spark Groups - particularly the 100+ Club (White Hawks Team) and the 5% Challenge Group (Cats Team). And a very special thank you to the Aspire and Inspire Group. You were the first group I joined that I really participated in. You ladies welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like I had been friends with you all for years.
You people have helped me in a way I can never possibly thank you enough for.