I have been missing in action for a while, but only blog wise, as we have been working hard on building the cornerstones of The Noah Lequime Foundation. Not only that, but I have been contemplating some small changes in the life of my little family. Phew it all takes time and effort, something there is not so much of in a special needs family to begin with.
All that aside, I did spend a lot of time thinking about what kind of person I wanted to be. When you slam a post like my last one on the table, you should be prepared to take the reflecting upon your own shoulders.
After a couple of months of more or less bleak despair, not over our family life, but the horrid way our world and society is evolving, I have come to the conclusion that I want to be that person that speaks up. Heck, I can’t help myself doing it. I honestly do not think I could function without trying to make the world a better place. For a long time, I thought I would need a platform to do so, but really it is so much more about just doing it. It is like waiting to take up running until you have lost 5 pounds. It just will never happen.
So although I cannot be sure, that I have anything valid to say, nor that anybody would want to listen, I have decided to keep on talking. About the way I see life and the way life greats me.
That is the person I want to be. The one trying to make a difference. The one speaking up for those who can not. And possibly the one who will sometimes be heard and thus actually doing something right.
That being said, I really want to be that person who does right by myself too. But I think that is a much bigger job for me than the rest of it. Does burning your candles at both ends sound familiar to anybody?