by Susan McBride
I've been part of the Stiletto Gang for just about four years, and it's been an absolutely wonderful experience. When Maggie asked me to guest blog in 2008, I had no idea that it would turn into a regular gig. I had once sworn I wouldn't do blogs again because it involves more time than you'd think; but she convinced me that twice a month at Stiletto was completely doable. Oh, yeah, and she assured me the group was comprised of the nicest bunch of women you could ever hope to meet.
She was definitely on the money about the "nicest bunch of women." It has been a real pleasure dealing with such a helpful, considerate "gang," and I have so enjoyed getting to know everyone better, through emails and through the always entertaining and insightful daily blog posts. I'm not sure I'm going to miss writing my two posts a month (with Emily coming along and deadlines galore, it was getting hard coming up with fresh ideas to expound upon!); but I will miss being a Stiletto chick. Luckily, the Stiletto ladies have become friends whom I intend to bug even after I'm officially off the blog as of June 1. So I won't give them a chance to miss me!
Thanks also to my friends and dear readers who've commented on my posts through the years and who've supported me behind-the-scenes in so many ways. I feel fortunate to have connected with you through my words, and I hope to see you elsewhere, perhaps on Facebook or just via emails now and then. It is reassuring to know how many kind and caring people there are in the world when sometimes reading the daily news headlines makes me wonder how much goodness still remains.
For now, I'm looking ahead to Emily's birth in June, to October (aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month) when my HarperCollins e-book about my breast cancer experience is released [In The Pink: How I Met the Perfect (Younger) Man, Survived Breast Cancer, and Found True Happiness After 40], to February of 2013 when my next women's fiction book for HarperCollins, The Truth About Love and Lightning is out, and so much more. Even when I try to calm things down, life feels crazy-busy, and I'd like to savor each moment as much as possible. I'm fortunate that I'll be able to stay home with Emily while I work and, when I need to get out, we've got both grandmas in town. So we're pretty well set!
My heartfelt thanks and best wishes to the ladies of the Stiletto Gang. You have made my time on this blog something special, and I will always think of it fondly. Hugs and kisses!