So long, and thanks for all the clicks :)

This is my last blog post.

There are a number of reasons I’m moving on, that have been impacting me for a while and have now become too overwhelming to continue this blog (nothing too scary – I’m OK!). But just because I’ll no longer be blogging here doesn’t mean I’ll stop advocating and rallying and speaking up for our children and the autism community in New Zealand. I still care, there are still fights to win, I’ll just be trying to do this through other means than blogging. There is a book on autism that I’d like to write one day, and if I do get around to it then announcing that book’s publication would turn this into the penultimate post instead. But for now, my work here is done.

I’ll leave the blog and the posts up, because the fact they still get quite a bit of traffic despite my inactivity suggests they’re helping someone out there! I’ll also retain my Twitter account and Facebook group for now; if you do need to get hold of me in the future for whatever reason, then messaging me through my Facebook group is your best bet.

I want to thank everyone who ever interacted with my blog. Every reader, commenter, sharer – you have all made me feel that what I had to share was worth sharing, that my voice mattered, that my experiences were not isolated ones and that I was part of a worldwide community.  I have learnt so much through this blogging experience and through my interactions with you. I have made new friends and contacts through this blog, who have benefited and enriched my life and my children’s lives. I wish all of you the very best on your own journeys 🙂

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11 Responses to So long, and thanks for all the clicks :)

  1. Fiona says:

    Thank you for letting us know. You will be missed.
    Stay strong, stay well, stay safe.
    Smiles and wishes, love and light. 🙂 xx

  2. Anna says:

    Thank you for all your posts! They have all been incredibly important and helpful in our journey, especially in the beginning when everything was new and “unknown”. Wishing you all the best for the future XX

  3. Bec Oakley says:

    Thank you for all you have contributed over the years. Your thoughtful and intelligent discussions have been so helpful for many, your voice will be missed but I understand the need to step away. I hope that you are able to tackle whatever challenges and obstacles life presents. Much love xxx

  4. Heidi Marie says:

    I am one who always read and learned something new from your blog. Best to you as well.

  5. God bless you in your next adventures.

  6. Kerry says:

    It has been a comfort to have someone who articulates so well all the feelings I experience as the parent of a child with autism. Your arguments are clear and logical and I have used some of them to advocate for changes in my child’s school. All the best.

  7. Patrick says:

    Thanks for sharing. Whilst often cathartic for the individual to share (in my mind) there is always an emotional cost so thank you again for putting your heart and soul out there to help all of s in the wider autism community. Ka Kite!

  8. Eva says:

    Thank you so much for your blog. Your writing, commitment and kindness helped me immensely over past 3 years of struggles with my son’s autism. Thank you for showing me and encouraging me to push and pull to get the right support for my child. Thank you for providing proof and convincing me that parent’s love would know best how to raise quirky boy, who are now affectionate, happier, learning and feeling more safe in school.
    I wish you and your boys all the best!

  9. caelesti says:

    I wish you well!

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