Thursday, 13 November 2014

A Grateful Heart

This past summer you may have noticed that things were a little quieter than usual around here. Part of that was just the busy hub-bub of that comes along with nice weather, race season, and summer vacation. And the other part had to do with some soul-searching. I found myself in a place that was unusual for me - I had nothing to say. 

I started to question if I should keep writing. I wondered if what I was sharing was valuable, positive, helpful. Was I just writing to write something, or was I actually contributing something. It weighed heavily on me. And to be honest I gave some serious thought to just walking away.

Ultimately I decided to continue writing, there is still more to my story, more I hope to share, and more I hope to learn. But my faith in my contribution was shaken. 

So last week when I was asked to be interviewed by Global National News (<---full story and video here if you are interested) and speak out against genetic patents I was surprised and honoured.

And then to be told just a few days later that Mount Sinai (one of largest hospitals in Toronto) was sharing my little blog as resource with its patients I was humbled and incredibly grateful.

Ultimately, when I started this grand adventure, I had secretly hoped and wished and dreamed that my musings would reach just one person. Just one person who was struggling, who felt lost, or who maybe had to face a medical misadventure of their own. I never in a million years expected the kind of reception and support I have received from this amazing community. 

So today I want to say Thank you. 

Thank you for allowing me to share this journey with you. Thank you for your kindness. Thank you for all of your support over the years. And above all thank you for sticking by me and believing in me even when I struggled to believe in myself.

Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,