Translation: I did it!

And what better picture than a delighted Hiro Nakamura to express my happiness?

This week has been seriously rough on me, what with my autistic son being transferred and sectioned to a young adult facility and having to be restrained during transport. D and I have both agreed that R needs to settle and get into a routine before we visit, but we know where he is and how to get there.

Incidentally, the above is not something I’m happy about in any way, shape or form. I know that this is the right thing for my son, but I don’t actually have to like it. I don’t want to dig into this topic too deeply at the moment, so my talk about my son stops here.

Good things have been happening as well though. For a start, I was contacted by an epilepsy charity from Hong Kong, asking me to contribute a few lines to a book that they’re writing. I never expected my humble little blog to reach so far! It has though, and I submitted what I wanted to say earlier this evening.

I am also an actual journalist now, thanks to a heads-up from Paula Acton. She happened to inform me that WhatCulture were searching for writers who are knowledgeable on the subject of Doctor Who. I honestly didn’t think they would accept me, but they did! My first published article went live last night here and it’s had a lot of hits! They seem to want me to write exclusively about Doctor Who though; I think I might need to pitch some other ideas to the editors.

I’m not getting paid for this gig and I still haven’t thought of anything to write that has nothing to do with The Doctor, but I’m glad to have the opportunity of putting this on a future CV and possibly landing a job at the local paper!

If I’m never well enough to work again though… I have something that I love and I don’t need to be paid for it.

About Missus Tribble

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Would like a Tardis when I grow up.
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11 Responses to Yatta!

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Well done and congratulations you deserve success. As to R all will be well. Goodnight and God bless xxxxxx

  2. The Heretic says:

    Very awesome! Let’s celebrate!

    Yes this song is actually in English. 😀

    • The Heretic says:

      Disregard the part of the comment about the song being in English (Sheesh! Hands typing faster than my brain can process). Enjoy the song though!

  3. Congratulations on both accounts, Emma. That really is fantastic news. I’ve read your link article about the Doctor and Matt Smith in particular. I find him truly charming and, of all the 4 doctors I’ve watched since the mid 80s, he is definitely my favourite. I shall miss him, but I look forward to December’s episode. Well done!

  4. Glynis Smy says:

    Congratulations. I feel for you with your son. Alzheimer’s took dad, and he had to be sectioned. Hug.

  5. Littlesundog says:

    Congratulations, my friend!!! I’m so proud of you!

  6. argylesock says:

    I might know what you mean about being willing to work for nothing. For the lulz. But do please beware of underselling yourself and getting exploited.

    I’m so proud of you and D being strong about what’s happening to R. If you happen to want online conversation about parenting autistic kids, you might look at what our fellow blogger bald scientist said a few days ago http://baldscientist.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/how-much-do-i-hate-autism-read-the-post-before-yelling/

    • Thanks Sam… I went over there and was so moved that I practically wrote a novel about R! I wanted this man to know that I’m grateful to him for telling me that it’s okay to feel how I feel sometimes – the mixture of love for R and hate for what he can never be, and the fact that it isn’t even his fault.

      You know me well enough, I think, to know that I’d be able to smell exploitation from a million miles away 🙂

      • argylesock says:

        Yes I think you’d smell exploitation if anybody tried! I like your words to One’. He sounds to have a lovely wife, as you have your Tribble.

        As it happens. I’ve got to know One’ a bit because we’re both research scientists. In fact he’ll be in Europe soon, for a few days, and being American he doesn’t seem to have realised how slow it is to travel around in this part of the world! He asked if he and I could meet up during that visit. I had to decline because of the time factor, but it’s a shame – he seems very nice and I respect his science. I still don’t know how to pronounce his name! There’s an acute accent over the e, like in some French words eg pate’ But One’ isn’t French – he’s Puerto Rican.

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