Hello all. Hope the holidays are going well for everyone out there. This is a little awkward. I don't really know what to write here, but I'll throw something out there. I used to be a real adult with a job and everything, but now I'm a 30-something-year-old college student pursuing this crazy dream of creative writing. Although there's a great group of writers at my university, I would be hard pressed to call it a community. So I've come to the internet, the well from which all goodness flows, in search of that elusive community. I've done some poking around and this seems like just the kind of place I've been looking for. I don't think that posting my own work should be the first thing I do here. I haven't thoroughly explored this site, but curiously I feel drawn to the lounge and word games areas. Hopefully people here feel that reviewing is a critical writing skill, just as I do. Well I'm off to check out the weekly short story and poetry contests. Thanks everyone and see you around. That means you mysteriously omnipresent Cogito.