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.
There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all. - Hamlet, Act 5, sc 2