Much of our lives we choose our own family these days. So much of the Young Adult Community, in almost every genre revolves around the idea of the family you choose rather than the one you are born into. Don’t get me wrong. I have my Mom and my brother but they are a distance away. Mostly my chosen family consists of lots of fur.
Many things went incredibly right and incredibly wrong for me when I first started (although I still consider myself just starting all of 5 weeks later) blogging five weeks ago. A few incredibly kind bloggers reached out and didn’t just help me logistically but told me to not give up because this was one of the most supportive communities that I could of find and that if I show up for them, they would show up for me. And you know what? The are right. It is like finding the Dregs.
For this, I am eternally grateful. For the blog support, the unending emotional support, the unending willingness to listen via twitter, not give up on me or the Novel Lives, push me out of my comfort zone, be proud when it works, and then listen to me scream when something shocks me because it goes well. I have a slew of reviews coming starting Next week through October (there will still be more discussion posts, and tags if any come my way — oh and a possible buddy read <fingers crossed>) and I just wanted to make sure I said thank you and explained a new page coming out on the website before that goes into high-gear. I hope everyone knows that I am here for them to do the same:
The New Page aka: Psst… hey before she comes back:
Apparently my furry family learned to use the laptop and decided it is time for me to swallow my pride. Due to circumstances out of my control I will be out of work and on short term disability or workers compensation for a bit of time. I have set up a donation page. Of course this page started and will continue out of love for what I do for as long as I can do it. However, if anyone can or wants to give. There will be one simple button on the front page and the donation (they named psst… hey you etc) page with a message page from the boy. Please, at least visit the boys… they are very proud of themselves. <le sigh>
No matter what else thank you for all the support you have and continue to give. I love you all! Bless!