The new year brings new opportunities and a chance to look back on how far we’ve come. The beginning of 2015 marks our first anniversary here on The Road. To measure our accomplishments we can look back at numbers:
- 11k+ visitors to our website
- 3k+ impressions on our pin boards
- so close to 1K Facebook followers
- 3.6k views on our Scoop.It column
- 3775 mojo on List.ly
- almost 2k tweets to 178 Twitter followers
But what do they really tell us? In the fast-paced world of social media, those numbers may not be too impressive. But, in real life, I think, we’ve accomplished something pretty amazing.
We’ve started building relationships and supporting each other in a way that’s new and different from anything we’ve had before. We’ve found a way to use social media as a vehicle to share our experiences.
For me, it’s the personal connections that really matter.
In November, we posted 11 images that shared information about what medical issues we should be on the lookout for with our aging loved ones. The idea was to provide caregivers with the latest research information in an easy to access format so they could discuss the issues with their family physicians. Below is one example.
Celeste Hart thank u, right on time, going to dr in the morning.
Kymmie Croft I have a 23 year old son, a 31 year old daughter and a 33 year old sister. They all live with me and this is good information!
Together We Can Do So Much
A Little Help From Our Friends
Year One At a Glance
Over the past 12 months we’ve learned a lot from each other. As we make plans and set goals for the new year, we’ll use the insights we’ve gained to focus our efforts.
Staying True To Our Mission
The Road We’ve Shared is, above all, a tribute to the memory of Ethan Saylor and an extension of his legacy. 2015 brings the second anniversary of his death. We will be spending most of our efforts during the month of January on remembering him and sharing his story.
Hood College in Frederick, MD is sponsoring two live events and we will coordinate the virtual versions:
January 12, 2015 – Candlelight vigil in Frederick and online
January 23, 2015 – Rally and screening of Ethan’s Law Documentary
When I started The Road I had no idea where I was heading. As I look back, I’m humbled by how many people have joined me and how much we’ve accomplished.
I’m extremely grateful for all your support and genuinely excited about starting our second year!
In the words of a very wise woman (Mary Wasserman – mother of Michael) :
Forward with hope in 2015!