It's 8am this world.
This morning I am feeling a little deflated.
I am feeling deflated because I have received a little negative backlash.
A couple of weeks ago I took the next leap in sharing our story with the world. I became a digital blogger for Source Kids Magazine. My first piece was published last week and the second just two days ago.
I am so excited and so happy to share our journey through this platform. It's all about raising much needed awareness for ASD while offering education to a mainstream audience and making special needs parents feel not so alone on their journey.
I have received some wonderful positive messages filled with so much love and support for what I am doing. But I have also received negativity. Really.
Firstly, I don't care if people stop following us on Instagram.
It's peoples choice who they wish to follow on their journey.
I started to notice the last couple of weeks that people that have been on this journey with me from the very start were no longer liking or commenting on my posts. They disappeared.
So I messaged them. I was still following their journey.
The response I received from 2 of them was 'you post too many photos of James'... UM its called James Health Journey. I also received, 'you are too positive'.
So that was about 5 ASD Mums.... wow shock horror. I thought when you became an ASD Mum it was automatic that you advocate for your child, remain positive and support others going on their journey.
The icing on the cake has been the Sydney ASD Mum blogger.
Where did she go? She disappeared as soon as my first blog went up on Source Kids.
Is jealousy a curse here?
Perhaps... I sent her a private message just asking how she was and she replied. Oh by the way congrats on the article.
TICK. Yes... jelousy a curse.
I am not doing all of this for anything other than to raise POSITIVE awareness for ASD.
Support ASD and special needs Mums that don't feel like they have a voice.
Help guide people through this journey, especially the parts I have already been through with James.
Follow/ unfollow. Like/don't like. Read/don't read.
I am not going to stop.
I am not going to stop advocating for ASD, for James.
I will be loud, positive and you may find it hard to ignore.
So on that note I am getting off my couch and saging my house.
Be gone negativity.
If you missed it, here is the link for Source Kids piece:
Much love, Sharna xx