Hello and welcome to this special day! 😀
The first thing I would like to do, is to express my deepest appreciation to everyone who participated:
- Bee (Stories by Bee)
- EddieSims (The Sloane Family Legacy)
- AdWilson1991 (Have I Got a Story for You)
- chealsycat (Goldilocks and Bears)
- Marj (babay_j)
- velikosmijanje (vsims3)
- raymondsanti (Set Apart)
- Lila Remonn (The Kingston Legacy)
- Judith (The Jonathan Chronicles)
- shannynlee4 (Forever Darkness)
- Cynthia J.
- loladiamond01 (neverdoitagain)
- fluffymao (The Mayfields, The Diabolical Legacy)
- Fibijean (The Hunter Legacy)
- socallucyfan (Once Upon a Legacy)
- cathytea (Cathy Tea’s Simlit Anthology)
Thank you so much! You can see the lovely things they wrote about Noble Doubt on the Review page. I was really overwhelmed by all the kind and encouraging things you all said about my story.
Today would not be nearly as fun without your support and participation. To those who read the story but didn’t want to submit anything, that’s okay as I’m glad to have you here as well. <3
It’s really meant so much to me to be able to write this story. When I think of where I was just a short time ago, it’s amazing to me that I’ve been able to do this and also that I have the support from people like you.
Many of you know that I am a registered nurse and that I loved almost everything about it. Taking care of people and helping them get well is at the top of my list of most meaningful things I’ve experienced. When I think about it, I’ve been there when life has begun (and even delivered a baby once), and I’ve held many hands as last breaths were taken. It’s stressful, insanely busy and sometimes you feel as if you’ve taken a real beating emotionally and physically… but it’s also brought me so many adventures filled with absolute joy and pride.
You can imagine then, what it felt like to have a condition which would not let me continue doing what I loved most. Today, for the most part, I’m confined to a wheelchair in a body that hates me. I’ve tried all sorts of things to fight the depression and anxiety that often accompanies such a condition, but nothing has helped me the way writing has.
Were it not for the ability to dream about my story and get it written down, I would most definitely be in the dregs of despair. I know, this all sounds very depressing. But really, it’s not. I’m actually smiling right now when I think of the blessings in my life (a family that loves me, a cat that thinks I’m the best, friends who speak to me on a daily basis even though I’m sure they have other things they need to do, music that speaks to my soul, my art journal, other blog stories I can read, and so much more). All of these things, my blog included, remind me why there are good reasons to get up in the morning.
And so, on this one year blogiversary, I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart, from the deepest depths of my soul for reading, commenting, liking and messaging me. You are amazing!
All my love, forever and always,