To DwD, or not to DWD

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It has been over three years since I joined the leadership of the Dealing with Depression SparkTeam. To say that things have changed a lot in that time period is a huge understatement.
The team membership is well over 600,000 now, and rapidly climbing toward 700,000. When I joined I think that we numbered just a few thousand, and that seemed impressive at the time!
First Bob (POPEYETHETURTLE), then I (BLACKCOSMOCAT, DWDMOTHERHEN), and now Pam (WORKINGOUTWITHPAM) have had the role of Senior Moderator. When I joined the leadership consisted of only Bob and I, but now there are numerous leaders and former leaders who have served the team well. Volunteers all, they are an outstanding group of people, and I am proud and pleased to be in their company.
Maybe it has been a midlife crisis. Maybe it is simply the season for something new. Maybe it is destiny, but I have begun to pursue the writing career that I have dreamed of all my life, and that means it is time for me to leave my position as co-moderator with DwD.
I will pop in from time to time, but in order to give my aspirations a real chance, I need to concentrate more on writing pieces for publication. I have sold my first two pieces, which is an encouraging start, but I still have a long way to go.
Please check out my blogs to see some of what I am up to these days!

(my blog about depression) and

(a humorous blog by a typing chicken with an attitude!)

I would not have had the courage to set out on this adventure without the support of so many of you who have encouraged me and sent appreciate notes about my posts. Thank you so much for being my friends!
It is time for Mother Hen to spread her wings -- let's hope she can get off the ground!
My best wishes and fondest regards to you all,
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Dear JODI,
    We will always remember you as the "Mother Hen" of the DWD Team. You will be greatly missed, but I am very happy for you! BEST WISHES to you in your writing career and in all that you do.
    3930 days ago
    I, too, will definitely miss your words of wisdom and the smiles you always have brought into my day. However, I am so excited about the next stage of your life and am looking forward to watching it grow to maturity.
    3931 days ago
    your leadership, care and concern will be missed. and thanks for all you have offered to DwD in the past!
    3931 days ago
  • VXWALL1942
    Jodi - growth has its painful moments even while we are flying high. I will miss your thought provoking responses on the boards. I learned a lot from you and was challenged to do my own growing. Wishing you well on this new foray into immortality. Your written words will always speak well of you. You will be missed on the DWD leaders team.

    3931 days ago
    Congratulations on making a challenging and important decision. We will miss you on the DWD leadership team and hope to hear from you about your many writing successes. I love reading your blogs and will get my Mother Hen fix from those.

    3931 days ago
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