I was leaving Newsvine. I didn't want to argue pointless positions on politics anymore. I've made plans to travel the world again with a first stop in Venice and then onto Rome and back around to Germany to visit my first home. I've already written two books and I'll be starting on a third. The thing is I was leaving Newsvine because I didn't think what I wrote here mattered. Yesterday, I found out that it does matter.
I was moving money around between accounts with plans on buying Foreign Currency. Needless to say moving around money triggered one of my accounts to be frozen till I could talk to my Account Representative. It happens. I got a call from one of the people who work for the Investment firm that handles my account. She assured me that the money was fine and if I needed it unfrozen right away I would have to send a copy of my I.D. and something else. I'm not in that big of a hurry and on Monday it will be released for my use. It's a safety feature to keep my money safe from I.D. thieves. I appreciate how careful they are.
So, I'm talking to this woman who is super nice from the Investment Bank and she asks me if I blog.
I said, "A little." I really didn't think about it too much.
She said, "Are you Jason Burnham that writes on Newsvine."
I suddenly realized the connection and said, "Oh yeah I write some articles... The Life Disabled Series."
She replied, "Oh, you write so well. We really like your articles."
I was humbled. I didn't know what to say.
She hung up the phone but as she did I could hear her telling somebody else that she just talked to Jason Burnham on Newsvine.
I don't think you know how much your words meant to me. You see I've been struggling with my injury. I've been trying to find an identity that I can call my own. For years I was Jason Burnham Respiratory Therapist and then it was gone when my back snapped in half. I can't walk. I can't lift anything. I can't do a lot of things that most people take for granted. Your words gave me the Identity I've been searching for.
I do not know who you are but you gave me back something that was missing. I'm glad you like what I write. I plan on writing a lot more thanks to you. I feel like I did before I broke my back. I may not be able to walk but I have my identity back.
You have inspired me. I hope you continue to enjoy what I write. My book I am writing is dedicated to the mysterious account girl I talked to yesterday. Thank You for what you said. It may have not been much but to me it meant everything. You changed my life.
For the first time in eight years I feel like I can say these words.
I am Jason Burnham Writer.
Thank You for enjoying my work.