It's been a long winter. The month of March has been the roughest I've had in a while. But April, has been pretty fantastic and full of exciting opportunities! And I'm hoping (crossing fingers and toes) that it's a sign of better things to come.
The first week of April, AutismWonderland was ranked #10 on Babble's Top Autism Spectrum Blogs for Parents 2012! And they wrote such a beautiful description of my blog - here's a snippet "Autism Wonderland is as informative a chronicle of the ASD experience as Lewis Carroll’s book was about where Alice went." I am so honored to be included on this list.
I spent part of Spring Break in Miami at Hispanicize - a Media/Blog Event. Truly such a life/mind changing experience for me. In addition to speaking on a panel with other special needs blog writers, I had the opportunity to pitch my blog on SOiTV. I'm not used to public speaking and was extremely nervous. Johnny, the gentleman introducing me, spoke so quickly in Spanish. And um...I don't speak/understand Spanish - so I look like a deer in the headlights. The blogger with the most YouTube hits gets to be featured on SOiTV for a month.
Then this morning, I finally checked my personal email account. After deleting all the SPAM, I opened up an email from the English Department of CCNY. I won an award for a short story I submitted. It reminded me that while I love writing this blog, I also love writing fiction. It also reminded that even though I needed to take the semester off. I need to get back and graduate.
I hope that all of these wonderful things are a sign that things are starting to look up. I need a break. And The Boy? He needs a new school. Cross your fingers that we find one and that the Board of Ed doesn't fight us too much.
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