Honest, loyal, determined, funny, quirky What brought you to start "So About What I Said?" I began my blog in November 2008. As a writer, I wanted to have a central body for my work, and a blog seemed like the perfect fit - an electronic portfolio of my writing. Also, no one seems to talk much about looking for love with a physical disability, and I felt that was an area that needed a voice - a frank and honest chronicle of my journey. Also, I love to mix in little gems that aren't necessarily disability related, but are just fun because in life, I've learned to not take myself too seriously. You have to enjoy the fun and awesome things along the way. You write incredibly well. Do you have a big dream/goal to accomplish for writing in the future? Why thank you - that really means a lot to me! I wrote a piece about my disability for Redbook magazine a few years ago, and writing for magazines full-time would definitely be my ultimate goal!
What has been the best part of blogging for you? Oh, the best part of blogging for me has been the ability to connect with such amazing people. There are so many wonderful blogs out there, and sometimes I just want to take entire weekends and do nothing but read blogs. Give me a root beer and I could read read blogs all day.
Some of my favorite posts of yours are "letters to your future husband." I laugh or cry every time I read them. Your vulnerability is inspiring. What is your motivation behind them? Those letters are actually my favorite part of my blog. When I started my blog, I knew that those letters would be a recurring feature. I like the idea of capturing a moment in time for someone you haven't met yet. It's another interesting way to document my journey, and writing has always been very therapeutic for me. Even if Mr. Melissa Blake doesn't come along, it'll still be fun to look back at these letters in 10 years and see just how far I've come.