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.