W e have a great start to 2018. Fireworks. You and me, and thousands of Canberrans by the lake on a perfect summer’s evening.

Life is in control. I have a grant to write a book, Wondery wants the podcast to continue, advertisers are keen, listeners seem keen. I thought I was just about done, but all this has me feeling optimistic.

"You’re an autonomous person now. It’s time to let you be the custodian of your own story."

This production is made by me, Sophie Harper, in partnership with Wondery. We’re supported by generous listeners. Story editing by Michelle Webster.

Thank you family and friends for letting me share your stories and for all your support.

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