1 Year Anniversary
Hello all of you lovely people, I wanted to take a moment out of my day to express how immensely loved and appreciated you are. Whether you write or draw or create other forms of content in this fandom or just simply enjoy all of the content, love, and support that comes out of it, I want to say thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.
I’ll admit that I wasn’t a part of this fandom (or at least a part of the Sanders Sides portion of it) until a few months into 2017, but to see how this fandom has grown into a family is astounding to me. Thomas is such a loving and caring individual that inspires us to be our best selves and I will never be able to truly express just how much @thatsthat24 means to me, but I hope that this post can at least give a glimpse into my adoration and appreciation for all that he does.
Sanders Sides has gotten me through some seriously rough times over the past year. There were times when I felt like there was nothing in my future and the world around me was numbing to be a part of. There were times when I just couldn’t make it out of bed and couldn’t stop hating the fact that I wasn’t doing anything with the day. But these videos kept me going. They’ve inspired me to start writing again. I couldn’t ask for a better group to be a part of than the Fanders because at every turn I am met with encouragement, positivity, and acceptance. I’ve made some new friends through this fandom, which is something I would’ve never imagined in the years I’ve been on tumblr.
Thomas is such an inspiration to me and Joan, Talyn, Dominic, Taylor, Jay, Terrence, Valerie, and all of his other friends are so amazing and help to show that there are incredible people in the world just waiting to be found. Every day is full of new ideas, new friendships, and new tasks to accomplish and Thomas and his friends honestly make it seem so much more manageable to rise to the occasion. They inspire creativity, love, and hope for this world, at least for me.
So on this one year anniversary, I just want to say thank you. Thank you to Thomas, Joan, Talyn, and more for creating the YouTube/Instagram/Twitter content, thank you to my followers for encouraging me every day to continue to write and do what I love, and thank you to all of the Fanders out there that have made this fandom a safe haven, home, and family for those who needed one.
I love you all so much. So take it easy guys, gals, and nonbinary pals. ✨