When I started my blog I was uncomfortable writing about my life.
It felt so revealing.
I felt so out there.
Most of my life I have spent concealed and to myself.
But I knew I wanted to write and fueled by the adage “write what you know” I put aside my fears and starting sharing my experience parenting a child with Aspergers. Then a funny thing happened, fellow bloggers reached out to me and started commenting on my posts. Oh my, I remember that first “like.” It felt so good! And I started following their blogs and commenting on what they wrote and this incredible online community opened up to me.
It’s satisfying to be part of a group of individuals who open up their lives and their hearts, who reach out to others with offers of support and friendship. That’s the kind of community I like to be a part of. And when Felipa from ASD In My World asked me to do a guest post, to write for her a letter to a mother expecting her second child, I felt like yet another writing goal had come true. I like that.
Please check out my first ever guest post here and Felipa’s blog. We met a week before she delivered her second baby. I am so glad she has continued writing and I am in awe that she does… sleep deprived and all. It took until my baby was 16 before I was rested enough to string a sentence together!