Member since May 2007. I joined looking for a hookup site. Didn't find that. So, I left for a while. Then, returned at some point and found the forums. Haven't left since.
When I came back, it was to experience being part of a "virtual community". In my professional life I was also helping to build a virtual community, and so the experience on RJ was valuable. The fact that RJ is not really a moderated community has been an extra blessing. I've learned how, with other community minded individuals, we can keep the troll elements "called out". I've also benefited from the "in real life" meetings with RJ'rs from all over the world.
Naturally, I've learned a lot about fitness, nutrition, and spirituality.
Most importantly, I feel that I've had the opportunity to share my experiences so that others who are going through challenges might find strength and hope in what I have lived through.