Over the last 24 hours, the Internet has shown up at my doorstep with about six barrels of sunshine and only a few bombs. My inbox is overflowing with messages of encouragement and thanks, and this is my attempt to say thank you - to each and every one of you who has reached out.
You have brightened my day, nay, my life with your immeasurable support and I owe you all the squishiest of hugs and sloppiest of kisses.
To all of you who have sent me "hell yeahs" and "get it, grrrl"- have no fear. I'm gettin' this shit. And I'm gettin' it good.
To all of those who have asked how you can help- Let me locate my sanity first and I'll get back to you on that.
To those who have shared intimate details from your personal journey to illustrate how similar stories can be- thank you for that honor. We're all fighting the good fight, and if there is one thing I've learned its that the bad is all too soon forgotten and the good always keeps going.
To all of you who have thanked me for doing whatever it is that I do- I thank you. You are the reason that I continue to challenge social norms even when the going gets uncomfortable as hell. You are the inspiration behind learning to love myself just the way I am. And YOU are the reason I aint quittin'. So don't leave now, y'hear? We've got a world to change!
Here's the thing people: I'm still your regular ol' Militant Baker. I love writing on my blog and I'll be back in full force in the very near future. There was no way I could have prepared for the thrilling response to my last article so you'll have to forgive me while I run off and do incredible things like television shows, newspaper articles, and radio interviews. Give me a little bit of time to respond, and I promise that you'll hear from me.
Now quit fucking reading this droll post and go do something phenomenal with yourself!
Today the interwebs... tomorrow the WORLD!
Well, actually, tomorrow I'll be on the TODAY show. So make sure you catch that shit.
All of the kisses and hugs you could ever want,