… I hit the PUBLISH button for the very first time, here on this blog! That is right, it was April 16th, 2007, and I was heading towards the finals of CKNW’s Talk Show Idol competition. At that time the blog was intended to update my friends and family, many of whom live up north and could not often listen to my segments live. After the last Laila Yuile show aired on NW, emails came flooding into the inbox and through the contact page by the hundreds, every day for weeks, encouraging me to continue what I loved doing on radio, here.
And so, I did, and will continue to do so as long as there is someone out there interested in reading my truth, and the truths of others. There is one thing I have learned in my life, that has struck me as being something so important to all people, and that is to be heard. To know that you matter, and what you think and believe matters. To find and see the humanity in others that is in ourselves, and know that we are not alone, that someone does care, and there are others out there just like yourself.
So long as you continue to share your stories with me, I will share them with others. As long as I continue to see outrage and injustice, you will find the stories here, and I will bring you the stories that are often passed over by large media. As long as you are here, I will be too.
The endeavor that did have a final destination at one point, has become a journey. 796 posts, 8, 258 comments and thousands of visitors from all corners of the globe. You would have thought it? The top all time post in those three years speaks to how we interact with others, and how the smallest gesture can have lasting impact. It is Mother’s Day Between Strangers.
Why not look back through the Best Of section and see some other popular posts, or go back to the beginning and see how it all started. Archives are located on the left sidebar. Thank you all, for sharing this journey with me!
“When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done,
have the courage to stand alone and be counted.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt