I just realized that the one-year anniversary of my blog has come and gone: it was October 7, 2009 that I began Hearing Sparks, with this blog post.
I honestly had no idea that Hearing Sparks was going to reach the audience it has. I can't tell you how much I've learned in the past year, about Deaf culture, technology, science, and people. It's taught me a lot. And I hope the next year will be just as enlightening.
Over the course of the year, I've gotten a few emails that buoy me up and keep me going. A 19-year-old, nervous about going to college, interested in the Esteem implant; a young woman who has dealt with her hearing loss since childhood and how has a Master's Degree in Physiotherapy; the woman who runs The Kitty City Gazette, who lost all of her hearing two years ago. Not to mention the daily comments and conversations that keep me learning and present all points of view.
Thanks so much for reading. I can't wait for another year.