Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A big thank you!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to contact me in email and on Twitter after reading the story in the Star and thank you to Tess Kalinowski for seeing a story in me that went beyond what I dish out in this blog.

The comments in the Star were better than I expected. I was waiting for the one person who would take the opportunity to poke fun about my weight. No one did. Of course, a few didn't hold back in the comments for this website and many of those comments didn't make it past the approve button.

Holy smokes, people are mean. I mean, really mean ... and hurtful.

But they're just people trolling. They don't really mean what they write. I keep telling myself that.

On the other hand, people, strangers really, are incredibly supportive ... and kind.

Initially I was glad that all the Rob Ford coverage delayed the publication of the piece because it gave me time to prepare mentally how I would handle any negative attention. Turns out, I didn't need to be as nervous of a wreck that I was because of how well received the story was.

You guys are great. Old readers and new readers. I'm glad you're here. This is as about as far as I will take it with any kind of mushy let me hug all of you style of writing. So I'll just stop here.


Bicky said...

You're welcome. :)

blindwheels said...

So Glad to back in GTA, getting to hiss at the door donkeys & wheelchair car seat savers, denying me access to a seat with my wheelchair, fun times, but most of all, so glad I get to go back to reading with glee & sometimes spitting with rage at the antics of some, via THIS CRAZY TRAIN..

Hugs CJ, you, me & Tess are all bigger Ladies & we can handle it hon, Big warm hugs to you..

( I'll keep posting my expierences on the hammer-toronto side of the world, have fun in the "shawa..

Peace & be well my friend.