Hi, I want to do a quick mod intro. I suddenly feel a bit....shy....

I’ve been an active member of GT for a long time. I started as a lurker back when GT was just a big open thread that was linked to from the main page. Sort of a 24/7 Saturday Night Social. Many people here know quite a bit about me. I’m pretty open, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many GT’ers in real life!

I plan to stay an active poster and member of this community. A recent dip in activity is not tied to me being a mod. I started a new job (scary!) and life is busy. I have also decided to cut back public discussion of relationship stuff until things settle. That’s not related to me taking on Mod duties. It’s just what’s right/happening for me at this time.

My primary purpose is to be a part of this community. I still read and enjoy GT as much as ever. Being a mod is on top of that and in service of this community that I love and appreciate. I work for you guys. It’s my privilege to do what I can to keep this a good place.

I’m in the US eastern time zone. I don’t check in much during my workday which is typical Mon-Friday daytime office hours. I typically read GT in the early morning while I drink coffee and read news. I’m an early riser and spend time drinking massive amounts of coffee and chilling with my dog before I can face the world.

I am mostly available and active here on evenings and weekends. I also check flags which, so far (knock on wood), works for me. However, the kinja gods are fickle. I plan to continue in the foot steps of Celia and the other mods. I’m here to help! I’m new, humble, and learning.

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I’m so happy to see many new authors posting. This place is best when we have a diverse voices posting about diverse things. I love everything from the deeply person to the inane to the thoughtful and thought provoking. I always learn something from this amazing collection of strangers on the internet. I’m sure being a mod will be a new education.