When I impulsively began this blog, it was for me to work out the issues I have with my new illness. A space where I could enjoy one of my hobbies, as well as come to terms with a new way of living. I didn't think that anything I wrote or could be thinking was important to anyone else besides maybe my mom (she's proud of me for the most part).
When you posted my first article to your site I cried. I have been sharing, bonding, and following your site for almost two years now. Becoming a contributor was not something I ever planned to do, but when it happened it just felt right. I have always had the urge to help other people, it's why I chose a career in speech pathology, but I didn't know I could help people through my writing.
The next few articles you posted from me where very near and dear to my heart. I shared them with you because I felt they were important to me, so why not try? The response was overwhelming. I didn't know others could relate, I didn't know that I was helping others by putting their feelings in to words, I didn't know I could make any impact at all on our community until you gave me the chance.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to find a new passion. I truly appreciate your kindness in helping me become a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. It is what I imagine my career to be like someday, if I ever make it through school. Your openness to my articles has shown me what I can do and who I can touch with my words, I am forever in your debt.