Its that time of year again - which makes this a current event - and as I've done this every year I've been on staff, it seems it has become something
of a tradition.
I'm going to be upfront and say that 2014 has been both the best year, and the worst year for me in a long while. Lots of highs and lows personally,
professionally, with my band and with my various online activities/hobbies. At one stage, after the events of the past few months I wasn't going to
write this at all, and while it may not be the thread that ATS deserves right now, to paraphrase Batman, its the one it needs.
This site is a community, one that has grown to mean many things to many people. A shared experience that has bought some wonderful insight,
knowledge, speculation and joy into many peoples lives since its inception.
Yes, we live in some difficult times. Yes, the genuine "core" topics we all love, conspiracies, paranormal, UFO's etc all seem to be in short supply
right now and yes, current events and politics are the main talking points a lot of the time but still we carry on, and - as the X-Files once said -
"The Truth is out there" (or in here)
And heres a truth - you are not alone on ATS
. Never will be. So if you find yourself at a loose end - for whatever reason - be it work or
personal circumstances then know you are welcome here, that there are others in the same position as you, and that despite how difficult or depressing
things might be, you have a family of sorts right here.
Come share your story and make some new friends - I'll be around most of Christmas and will look in as much as I can and I'm sure some of the other
staff will be dropping by as well.
Merry Christmas folks!
edit on 24/12/14 by neformore because: (no reason given)