When I first joined up, I had been married for just almost three years and had a toddler, about two years old. I had just moved from Hawaii to Northern California, because my husband's in the Navy. I was a stay at home mom. Now that toddler is about to be 13 in June, and since I joined we've lived in Northern Cali, Guam, Washington state and now i'm back in my home state of Maine for awhile. I've been playing around with going back to school or getting a part time job but nothing's blossomed yet. If I could change anything, i'd have continued my classes when I was pregnant and never stopped them. Other than that nothing amazingly amazing, but it's strange to think it's been so long since I joined. Oh wait, I also wish i'd NOT used my real name as my username, because there isn't, or at least i've never figured it out, a way to change it bwhaha. I had to have done it by accident because i'd never use my real name as a username.
I actually haven't been active on this website very long, so not much has changed for me personally. I don't think I've quite "nestled in yet," at least to the point where I no longer feel like a stranger/anonymous person. Looking for that sense of community in a place where I can freely express my love for retromania...holding out hope, though. I have to start somewhere, so that might as well be here and now.
....to answer your question properly, I first found this site after a quiet night of casual drinking. I was exploring a site called "Nostalgia Monster" and feeling quite attached to the feeling it gave me. Somehow, I found this forum, and the rest is history...in the making, I suppose.
I was doing sales back then. Today I'm doing IT work, something I enjoy much more. I think I'm much more mature, confident and level headed than I was back then. I probably wouldn't even post here if the site was like it was back then today.