I have been smiling on and off all day,thinking about tonight's ball, and all the hard work that has gone into it- Thank you all so much! I realize that Im smiling because I fell into journaling in July, and unknowingly joined a community that is interesting and diverse and full of fascinating people writing about everything under the sun. As we have moved through this anniversary time, I have enjoyed the fun, the cleverness, the drama and the amazing talents of those who have worked so hard to make an online community grow and work and become a real support network. And I am so grateful.
This has been one of the worst years of my life- my accident and the problems stemming from it have cut me off from my work community. and from some people I thought were good friend. I am exhausted in a way I have never experienced before, I am having to struggle with chronic pain, and for over 6 months I couldn't even concentrate enough to read a book(a disaster for a former English major!). Even now my concentration skills are poor, and I can't do many thing I took for granted last year.
Journalling has given me another community to be part of, a whole new group of people to meet and get to know, and (on really bad days) a reason to get up in the morning (as opposed to late afternoon!). I appreciate each comment left for me, the sharing that people do with me, and the fact that I can spend time mulling over what I want to write.
I am looking forward to this next year of AOL Journals-my own and others, and will find an even better dress for next year's Ball than I did for this year's!
Many Blessings. Margo