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 🙂