First off, I have to say this is the most adorable smilie I've ever seen,
It's just so d'aawww-inducing.
Anyway, I've been studying and practicing Buddhism for about two years now on my own. There aren't any Buddhist centers around my area, and my schedule doesn't really allow for 2-hour commutes to visit one with any frequency
. I've read volumes of stuff and had some very promising results from personal application and meditation, but lately I've felt like being part of a Buddhist community would be a great help to my own understanding and (perhaps eventually) for me to be skilled enough to help others with their struggles.
So, here I am!