Friday, 28 March 2014

Yay Times and Transcript!

The Times and Transcript did an article about me! And it was in today's paper. Eeek! Unfortunately the online copy of the paper is behind a paywall so I can't link to the article but the gist of it is that I have CF and I'm waiting for a lung transplant and that I wrote a book about my cycling trip during my free time. All stuff that you most likely already know if you're reading my blog.

The journalist who called me asked if I had any 'words of encouragement for younger people who have CF or anyone who has a disability.' I kind of froze and couldn't think of much on the spot but of course thought of a better answer a few hours later. If I had to answer that now it would be something like: "Don't let yourself or your life be defined by your disability. It is amazing what you're capable of when you ignore the perceived limits that come with your label. Take opportunities when they arise because you never know when you're going to get a second chance. Focus on the positive and when you're struggling, don't worry about the future and take everything just one day at a time." (that blurb just about covers all the wisdom I've accumulated over the last 27 years)

I love that a staged-book-reading selfie made it into the paper.

4 comments:

Amy Watson said...

You are famous!!

helen soucoup said...

Congrats, you are famous, as you should be! Don't forget the small people.
from Aunty Helen

Alley said...

Bahahaha I don't think that one article in the paper equals fame.

Shenandwow said...

Most of those words of wisdom to the T&T apply to everyone, Alley. Thanks for sharing.