Thursday, November 09, 2006

Mission Accomplished:

I need to say something here.

First of all- to everyone that offered your support and encouragement and constant readership on this journey- I say "thank you" from the bottom of my heart. The responses to my writing have been phenomenal. I am literally "blown away". When I mentioned who I was to people at that party in Detroit, the reaction to the recognition of my "pen" name just stunned me. It was thrilling.

I am so glad that (most) people like it, and I hope that I have helped bring about this victory in my own small way. My heart soars at the thought. It was such an honor to serve- and it has been quite a ride. A year I will never forget. I can't begin to tell you what it means to me.

In the past few days the question put to me by numerous people has been, "What now? Are you going to continue?" The answer is, "I honestly don't know." I know that I can't keep cranking out the posts with the intensity that I have had this year. This is not a valid career option. I have gone in debt to the tune of thousands of dollars to focus on this effort. That was my choice- and I gladly did it. It was worth every penny.

But now, I have to stop digging the hole.

The house is a mess, the car has a loud rumble, my camera is broken. (Thank God Mom has the same make and model as me or you wouldn't have had those pictures from the party) The backyard is full of leaves, the cats want attention, the creditors are asking for their money. Eh, life on the edge is really nothing new to me, but now I have to start being a responsible adult again. (damnit- hate it when that happens)

Everything is way out of balance- and I have to get that balance back. Being the little people-pleaser that I am, I am feeling a lot of pressure to continue to write- and it is starting to weigh on me. I need for people to chill out a bit.

I'm sure I will continue to post because I am addicted to this and I am excited by the brand new future I see on the horizon. But if I take a break here- don't be too upset. You don't want to see me homeless. I can't post from the street. I also get tired of hearing myself talk, and I want to read what other people have to say.

So, I encourage everyone to start your own blog, write your own thoughts, participate in this process. If I can do it, everyone can. Head over to Michigan Liberal or Daily Kos and start laying it out there.

We need your voice to speak up.

Let's make this happen- for our state, for our country.

A special thanks goes out to my Mom, who has supported me with her time and money and car so I could do this. Thank you, Mom. You're the best.

I promise I'll pay you back. :-)

EDIT 6:01pm- Almost forgot- UNICORNS RULE!

I admit that I will miss the Head. Too bad we had to let all the air out of him, but it was for the best.