I had originally heard of HOL years ago through a friend. But being in high school still at the time I knew I couldn’t handle HOL classes on top of everything I was doing in real life between classes, extracurricular activities, and working. However, I did see her doing stuff on the site and thought it was pretty cool.
Years later, having forgotten about the site do to becoming a mother I decided to just go ahead and join as I really needed something to distract myself from real life from time to time. With all the real life drama and stress, having an escape from reality is a really nice thing. It’s a stress relief and is a nice change of pace. Having something different to do on weekends while my son is at his fathers’ and once he’s in bed for the night is a moral helper with the economy currently being in the shape it is in. So, all those things considered, I joined the first day the new students sign ups were open for registration this past January.
Now that I have signed up I am enjoying myself. I have made many new friends since I have joined. Especially in my own house; Slytherin. The classes are bringing back out the inner nerd in me and it is a lot of fun. I have missed that a lot over the last two years in particular. The people are nice, and are willing to listen if you need to vent. And most importantly it is very, very low in drama. I am EXTREMELY grateful for that. There’s always something fun going on and always something to do on the main site. I must say, I do like it.