After receiving my reply email, she visited this blog and read several posts related to the exam. After learning more here about my lupus , she expressed heightened interest in sharing my story, commenting that she appreciated how lupus challenges made the story of my success all the more “sweet.”
Last week, the editor sent a message advising me that the editorial board liked my story so much, they wanted to use my whole email response as the basis for an entire article. She asked for a high-resolution publicity photo for the article, needing it in time to meet her early publishing deadline the next morning. Since it was already late in the evening when I got her message, my employer’s public information staff had gone home for the day. So, instead of a new photo, I hurriedly sent off the basic head-shot portrait saved on my work computer in a couple of different computer file formats.
You've Got Mail
All day today after the article was published, numerous emails came in with congratulations of my success in the recent exam and for my article’s publication. Additionally, a request came in today to republish my article in the association’s state publication.
These are the other earlier blog posts telling parts of my story about preparing for and taking the recent professional certification exam:
August 11, 2011 Lupus adventures studying for a professional exam
September 12, 2011 Lupus and facing a professional certification exam
September 14, poem titled Lupus adventure, tomorrow the big test
Since editors of news publications tend to shy away from re-publishing material derived from blog posts, I am especially humbled and honored for the association’s interest in sharing my “learning and lupus” story. I am especially pleased with the opportunity to assist other members of my profession, while also helping raise lupus awareness through its mention in a national publication.