If you don't know me I'd like to formally introduce myself. My name is Alice, I go by my in-game name outside of the server as well (especially on the forums) unless you know me closely! Otherwise I'm occasionally called Liv (my username is Qlivia; representative of my middle name being Olivia.)
I've been gone for around three years.I'm a former moderator for those of you that don't know. I joined this server when I was 12 years old, I'm currently 17. (Which was daunting as the majority of staff at the time were 18+ from what I can remember.) But I wouldn't have it any other way. The skills I gained as far as communication, teamwork, professionalism, and work ethic go, have carried me throughout schooling and even applied to my current day job. (I work as a Barista ^.^) My reason for leaving was very simple: I was having family issues, school issues, and overall needing to focus on getting myself in a better place. My parents were undergoing a divorce which proved to be very strenuous, and due to the chaos I was facing at home, my attendance and grades had begun to slip. I stopped playing videogames as frequently all together amidst 2016-2017 and focused on school, rebuilding friendships, and trying to engage in the sports I'd left behind (due to my family issues.) Thankfully, I managed to improve my GPA immensely, begin taking AP courses, and truly start setting myself up for the future.
Have I fully returned now?That's the plan! Due to having online classes, I now have enough time and attention to get back to enjoying Knockturn, League, and lots of other games and platform that I left behind. It seems now I can have a healthy relationship with gaming and roleplaying and avoid using it as an "escape" in an effort to cope with stress. Hopefully, I can begin to reconnect with the community I loved so dearly and catch up with old friends like Katna, Michael, Shadow, and many more <3 And even better, forge some new friendships. I wanted to note that Bobby, Blaire, Ava, and Soulless have all been very welcoming and I really appreciate it. Coming back to an almost entirely new community can be intimidating, and they definitely gave me the encouragement I needed to branch out again ^.^
All in all, I appreciate being able to come back to this magical c; community and can't wait to get to mastering spells, excelling in classes, and making friends with about every face I meet again.P.S. Thank you to the staff and students, whether new or old, that have kept this server alive! You deserve all the best.