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    SCAPE Member Just Planted phuchuynh92's Avatar
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    Figured its time for me to say hi

    Hello,

    I joined the club about 2 months ago with some questions about my shrimp tank and stuff. I started with Turtle tank, then Aquaponics, and now into shrimp tanks (fish in the future when I have space).
    I started shrimp 2 months ago, very much a novice. Wanted to attend the monthly meetings but was a bit shy so I made a bunch of excuses for myself. BUT I will attend the next one!

    Thank you for all your help so far, hope to know everyone more in the future!
    Tien

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    SCAPE Member Sr. SCAPEr stormvisions's Avatar
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    Hi Tien. Never a bad time to say hello. It is a great group of people here.

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    Hey Tien!

    Just so you know, i suffer from a history of severe social anxiety, and for 5 years I never attended a meeting. When i finally did, I was super surprised at how great an experience it was.
    I went to the meet at Caleb's in Idyllwild and absolutely loved it, and went to about the next 10 meetings without missing one.

    I do not have the time to go as often as i used to, but i dont even have a freshwater tank right now, but love attending them.

    They are great.

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    Hey Tien,
    I just joined few weeks ago myself, my wife signed us up for the last big meet and it was great! I lost my albino sliver arowana that morning and was so pissed and bummed, I didnít even want to go to the event anymore, but after I got there help set up met people and saw all the cool things I was happy I did. I really enjoyed myself you differently have to join in.


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    SCAPE Member Just Planted phuchuynh92's Avatar
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    Thank you everyone for the welcome, I will be sure to put time aside to join the meetings! sounds like a great time with cool people

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    Hello Tien, I just got into shrimp too. I've never been to a meetup before either, so maybe I'll see you at the next one.

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    Welcome!

    You’re not alone, I find myself making up excuses to miss meets for the same reason! I’ve even left meets halfway through or even before they’ve started because the turnout was smaller than expected and I was afraid that I would have to talk to someone or just be the one wall flower there.
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    Welcome aboard Tien! You missed a big meet this last one but don't fret, more to come. Such a great variety of folks. You can't go wrong attending.

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    Well, since everyone else is daring to say it out loud I'll add my 'you're not alone.' I've struggled with similar issues most of my life. I became able to function better once I understood what I was feeling. I am still a little quiet and wooden in large crowds or unfamiliar situations, and my instinct is to avoid them but if I know in advance I can work my way through it. I find that the pile of excuses I have for not going is often just my mind trying to throw up roadblocks because it is uncomfortable and anxious. Once you understand that it becomes at least possible to overcome it.
    Last edited by stormvisions; 07-25-2019 at 01:10 PM.

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    I love the fishkeeping/aquascaping hobby, but it's great to be a part of a community that shares that passion. Also, you get great deals at the auction to fuel your hobby and let you try new things. I'm still a bit of a newcomer here, but welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuchuynh92 View Post
    Hello,

    I joined the club about 2 months ago with some questions about my shrimp tank and stuff. I started with Turtle tank, then Aquaponics, and now into shrimp tanks (fish in the future when I have space).
    I started shrimp 2 months ago, very much a novice. Wanted to attend the monthly meetings but was a bit shy so I made a bunch of excuses for myself. BUT I will attend the next one!

    Thank you for all your help so far, hope to know everyone more in the future!
    Tien
    Hi there and welcome to the club! If you decide to attend the next meet and have no one to hang out with, please reach out to me. Will be happy to show you around and introduce you to some our welcoming members. (:

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    Welcome to the club! Glad to have you with us!

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    More Tanks!

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    Welcome !


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    Welcome! I am also super awkward and anxious but the more meets I've attended the more comfortable i feel

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormvisions View Post
    Well, since everyone else is daring to say it out loud I'll add my 'you're not alone.' I've struggled with similar issues most of my life. I became able to function better once I understood what I was feeling. I am still a little quiet and wooden in large crowds or unfamiliar situations, and my instinct is to avoid them but if I know in advance I can work my way through it. I find that the pile of excuses I have for not going is often just my mind trying to throw up roadblocks because it is uncomfortable and anxious. Once you understand that it becomes at least possible to overcome it.
    This. Totally this. Scape leant itself in large part that i could finally leave my old job and move on to bigger and better things. Going to the meetings helped me to rebuild my social skills which lacked for quite a while.

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    Thank you everyone! I will be sure to attend the next meet!

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