I wanted to thank you all for the outpouring of comments on my post yesterday. I have to admit, I had some trepidation after I hit the publish button – but once again, the crafting community suprised me! I’ve been involved in many different internet communities, but never one that was as supportive and generally positive as ours.
I don’t find it easy to share things about myself. I seem to always have other people sharing their troubles with me (not that I mind – I’m a good listener!) but I find it almost impossible to give the same treatment back. But I can write it down and share it with the whole internet – go figure! I think it’s the leftover bits of shyness I have. I used to be so very shy… I used to have to talk myself into phone calls by writing out a script! These days, I find conversation to be much easier, but I still only share things about with my close friends (and parties still make me nervous – some things never change!)
I especially thank those of you who shared your stories with me – both on the blog and in private emails. I’m at a bit of a loss of words (unusual for me these days!) to express how touched I was, both by your support of my situation, and your willingness to share your own experiences. I’m going to try to get back to everyone, but it’s going to take a few days, so I wanted to post a public thank you first.
I could not have imagined, when I started this blog, (now almost five years ago!) the impact it would have on my life. I believe that I am a better person for it, and you have all been part of that journey – so again, thank you!