Don't be afraid!
I finally joined this group a year ago looking for inspiration and friendship. I had some negative comments from "seasoned" uers that didn't help at all. I am astounished because we're all riding the same boat. I hesitated to to participate because I felt inferior. We're all here for the same reason. I hope new people have a better episode than I did. I will certainly pass on my wisdom, courage and strength to all who choose.