After a long 19 months, I've finally reached Specialist! This is still only the beginning! But I'd like to say joining the Codeforces community and doing competitive programming has been amazing. It has helped me both develop my thinking/problem solving and has also been a very humbling experience. Before I started CP I was much more arrogant, when I joined in the first few days I made a blog saying I was coming for the number 1 spot, I was extremely overconfident in my ability. I've also had the opportunity to meet some great, incredibly talented people because of CP. So hey, thank you, everyone who has somehow contributed to the community, be it making rounds, writing blogs or being Mike. Now then, onward to Expert!
Side note: If any problem setter needs a tester, feel free to message me. I've always wanted to be a round tester.