The nervousness I had about sharing my story and also the plan I have has dissipated and I am now even more convinced than ever that this is the right thing to do. At one of the darkest points, I got a message inviting me to the Do Lectures. It couldn’t have come at a better time and it was something I’d wanted to attend for a long time. It was that beam of light in the darkness that I needed to guide me back to the surface. Over those two days, I listened and spoke to so many incredible people. There was a generosity and kindness there that I’d never experienced before. It was completely overwhelming at times because I knew that my life was not going to be the same again. The darkness that had numbed the ability to feel anything or think clearly or logically was ebbing away. I thought long and hard about what I wanted from my life and what I wanted the blog to be and do. I realised that it was connecting people and places and I was proud of that. But, it was lacking a focus on community. I thought about the idea of ‘survival of the kindest’ and how to thrive we must widen our circle of care to encapsulate more people. I thought of all the things that had changed me over the last couple of years. With this is mind, I have a plan.