your avatar and screen name take me back to my youth.
you are certainly NOT alone.
you can be as connected and engaged here as you want to be. take it easy at first - as it can be overwhelming.
but join in as you feel able and know that you will be welcomed, accepted and respected.
i hope you will quickly feel at home here and benefit from the resources and relationships here.
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"