Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Looking for Spotlights!

n 24 years, I've had some truly incredible people pop into my life. Some of them I've know for years, while others I've never met in person. They're different ages, different races, and live by different religions. Some have never been sick more than a day in their lives, while others are living with chronic illness and/or a serious disability. However, they all make me want to be better. At any given time, I can say I have friends learning and doing fantastic things, so why not share them with the world?

When I wrote about Miss Mary in my May 24th post, I got some great feedback! Not surprisingly, people loved learning about this awesome chick and reading her thoughtful responses to my questions. Even though I undoubtedly embarrassed her a bit, I loved writing that post. I was further inspired after finding and participating in Jodi Mckee's Autoimmune Portrait Project. What better way to spend a few moments of the day than learning about another human being?

So I've decided that "Spotlights" will ideally become a recurring element on this blog! I've developed a short, but hopefully thought-provoking list of questions to send out to participants. If you are currently living with an illness and/or or disability (or have ever lived with one) and you're interested in being a "spotlight", please shoot me an e-mail at! I'd love to get to know you.



  1. This is too good not to share, watch the video about how you can participate in a post-it note campaign on spreading encouragement and good cheer! AND promoting awareness of invisible illnesses!

    Invisible Illness Awareness Week is Sep13th-19th this year.

  2. If you run low on people to interview, let me know...I'm still kind of new at this idea of thinking of myself as having a chronic illness, but I do.

  3. Betsy - I'd LOVE if you were a spotlight, I'll e-mail you the questions?

    Fibro Chick - thats awesome! Thanks for the heads up...fabulous idea. I just started following your blog and really like what I see so far :)

    Kate - I hope you're feeling well. I have you on my list of people to ask, but didn't want to bug you when I know you have so much on your plate. I'll be contacting you for sure and thanks for offering <3

  4. This is such a great idea! Love it. :D