Serendipity Shines on a New Admin
I first came to GirlsAskGuys with a question in July of 2010. I was searching for answers, trying to understand the opposite gender better, trying to find out why my relationship ended the way it did. On a whim, I chose to search for answers on the internet and came upon the site. I decided to post my first question, and I received great answers and wonderful advice. It helped me to see the situation from a man’s perspective.
I used it on and off for the first two years, asking about whatever hole I’d dug myself into, I was dating a lot those days. When I became my grandmother’s home nurse last year after losing my job, I rediscovered the site one afternoon. I started exploring everything it had to offer, and every person it had to offer. I became much more active then, asking and answering, reading the articles, finding a lot of enjoyment and comfort knowing that I wasn’t the only person feeling the way I was feeling… and yes, those rewards are killer!
After becoming a regular, I started making friends and I did seem to help occasionally, which was a great feeling. I, then, received a message asking if I’d be interested in becoming a Moderator. I accepted as I was eager to help. I was upgraded to Super Moderator just a few months later. As a Super Moderator, I became even more active on the site, trying to help others when I could.
After my grandmother passed, I found myself hitting the pavement, job searching for the first time in 6 years. Nothing was coming my way. Things were getting desperate so I started helping my mother with her rental property rehabilitation jobs. It was very hard work, and while I felt grateful to at least get those occasional increases in my wallet size, I didn’t enjoy the work and continued searching for something better.
One day, late August 2013, I logged in to check my messages. I was shocked to find a message from a site administrator advising me of an open admin position within the company. I’d been looking for a job for some time, and here was a job opportunity landing in my lap, a perfect job opportunity as I already used the site regularly. After learning what was needed of me, I realized that this would be something I’d really like, something I could be very good at. I could continue using the site as I pleased, but also get to help manage and improve the site in ways I couldn’t before. Having used it regularly for some time, I had quite an insight into the community’s wants and needs, so now I’m like an ambassador, aiming to support integration
Serendipity certainly tipped its hat to me and I am so grateful.
Thank you, GirlsAskGuys (admins and members alike), for giving me the chance to give back, and for saving me from retail or fast food (haha)!
(new to the) GirlsAskGuys Team