I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you.
I found you through Linda Formicelli. She wrote a post about going off her meds and staying up all night reading your manifesto.
I joined Everyday Legendary for a few months, until I realized I’m not really a forum person and — as you always point out — I don’t actually NEED you.
It may sound silly, but the moment I really connected with you was when I found out you were a type I diabetic. I was diagnosed a few years ago. I’m one of the mutants who got it as an adult, it’s sometimes known as LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults).
Aha! I thought. This guy gets it. Life is not to be WASTED.
Now I’m a semi-regular listerner to BBSF and I’m slowly being persauded to buy your books, but I’m scared I’ll get sucked in and spend time reading instead of doing my own writing. And I bought Question the Rules, which I love.
I’m also taking Jon Morrow’s guest blogging course and listened to the interview you two did together. More than once, actually.
Thanks in part to your particular style of encouragement (which I like to sum up as: “Stop making excuses and get off your ass!”) I’m starting a new blog called Chronic Shmonic.
You see, I’ve got this idea that folks with chronic diseases are perfectly poised to do HUGE things.
Why? Because we appreciate that life is fleeting, and we have a need to make our mark.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that perfectly healthy people sometimes don’t appreciate a good day when they see one. And they can be lazy. That’s certainly how I used to be.
My blog will help people not only manage the anxiety of having a chronic disease but use it as FUEL to live an amazing life. (You know how you talk about “human potential”? Yeah, that.)
I want to interview some folks in the blogosphere who’ve done just that.
(You knew there was an ask coming in here somewhere.)
The two names that spring to mind are you and Jon Morrow. Jon’s agreed to do an email interview. (Yes, I did pee my pants when he said yes.)
If you’re interested in something similar, I promise to come up with some stellar questions for you and keep it short.
Whatever your answer, I’m thrilled I discovered your work and I’ll keep on being a big fan and telling my friends about you. (And I tell them about Rog Lawson, too. Mmmmm. Rog Lawson.)