(They ask you to include a picture for The Mighty, and I had no clue what would work with this piece. So, here’s a cute picture of the boys. PS my husband says I’m trying to fool people into thinking I’m younger than I am as this picture is at least 4 or 5 years old. I told him that strangers have no idea how old the boys and I really are-I’m using it!)
I had an odd writing day yesterday. I had come up with a topic I really wanted to write about: my reaction to hearing often that people with illnesses, disabilities or special needs don’t want unsolicited advice (I have felt that way before) and why we may be missing out by keeping quiet (or insisting that other people keep their thoughts to themselves).
I composed it in a couple of morning hours, did cursory editing and knew immediately that I wanted to get it to The Mighty. I follow The Mighty on Facebook and love the stories they share about people with all sorts of lives that need a little extra care. Invisible illness, visible illness, mental illness, disability, special needs. I felt this was the right placement for this piece and sent it off by 10:30.
By 1:30 I had an e-mail saying it was accepted and by 8:00 at night it was published online. They move fast!!!
So here it is Why I Want People to Share Stories About Treatment Options. Hope you are able to check it out.