As United Media Now embarks on its second year, I cannot help but reflect on the last twelve months with thanksgiving.
First of all, thank you to all my readers. It still amazes me that ANYONE would want to read what is rumbling around in my brain. In the process, you have helped me grow as an advocate and a person and I will never be able to thank you enough for your comments, support, wisdom and even criticism. You have made me better at what I do!
To Blogher Publishing. Thank you for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to have millions of other woman hear my voice. Also, thank you for taking this middle aged mom and wife out of her comfort zone and helping her strive to become a better writer.
When I attended the Blogher Writer’s Conference this Fall in Manhattan, it was the first time I had traveled without my family in about twenty years. To say I was nervous was an understatement. But I came back empowered and ready to conquer even bigger dreams. Thank you Blogher for pushing your writers to the next level yet at the same time being honest; it was very much appreciated.
Thank you to the person on Twitter who thumped me so hard on the head, that it knocked the scales from my eyes and I finally realized two very significant truths. 1. I’m not crazy. 2. The person on Twitter is the exception not the rule. It has removed the fear which has held me back this last year and it feels wonderful to have it g. o. n. e.
Finally, and perhaps in community with the above paragraph, I’m thankful the former Lieutenant Governor of Indiana wrote a piece in our city’s local business journal this week about the current state of services for the disabled. Now, if you didn’t know the integrity of this woman (I served under her and have the utmost respect for her), you would have thought the article was lifted from my blog.
First of all, no – she isn’t a conservative. What she is being, is realistic. And I cannot tell you how refreshing it is to hear someone in authority telling the masses that the way we currently provide services to the disabled cannot be maintained. Stay tuned, I plan to talk about it in next week’s blog post.
I did ask my husband if I should forgo United Media Now given my message appears to have gained popularity. As of now, I’m here to stay, but hope to venture into some other topics of interest in the new year .
So again, thank you for your support and I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving! See you again next week!