1 yr old on Thursday October 14th, I have been experiencing a need to account for myself, to re-up my committment to the blog somehow; especially in light of my recent case of the “why bothers” and the feelings of futility that have accompanied my recent fall and peg tube replacement surgery. ALS marches on…I graduated from a cane to a walker complete with a chair and a basket.
Then again I could just be missing my shoes…52 pair of which left the home for ebay last week. A veritable plethura of museum quality shoes…sigh. Lovingly collected and proudly worn, the primary means of fashionable expression for a woman too chubby to dress as she would prefer over most of the last 20 years.
In either case, I’ve been in a “mood” or a miasma of apathy~ beginning dozens of blog posts and setting them down unfininished. I have a feeling there should be an annual report: at the end of 1 year what difference have we made? What can we quantify? What do we know for sure?
We raised 32,000.00 for ALS research. We have 586 members in the Kiss My ALS Facebook group. There have been 147 blog posts. I will look up the number of Twitter followers(110) and unique visitors by Thursday. Speechless Speeches have happened infront of 1000 people or more. We’ve been featured in local and national news broadcasts and the Chicago Tribune.
Well, I have to say just knowing that makes a difference for me. As they say every conversation makes a difference…if that is as accurate as I like to believe, we have indeed made a difference.