Thank you, Ladies of NC!
I stopped posting on here a while ago but I'm now officially saying goodbye.
I could not leave this site without telling the Ladies of NC how much the conversations and support meant to me. Postgraduate studies is a solitary thing and it can be pretty lonely sometimes so having you guys to shoot the breeze, or commiserate with, really helped me. You even kept me company whenever I went back-packing off-the-beaten-track. Being around people who look, speak, and behave differently to what is normal for me is another adventure and everyone here was supportive.
It's December 2012. I'm a student no more and a backpacker no more. I've come home and am getting about the business of starting a career. I'm leaving NC with nothing but great respect for the amazing people here.
Thank you Ladies of NC, you are awesome!