On Monday and Tuesday, approximately 65 bloggers participated in the Overcoming Adversity bloghop, hosted by Nick Wilford at Scattergun Scribblings. It was an awesome bloghop!
There was an amazing assortment of stories about overcoming adversity, quite often in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and bloggers posted real-life episodes related to issues such as cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, autism, drug addiction, alcoholism, old age/infirmity, special-needs students, neuro-biological condition, dealing with social ineptness, imprisonment, career choices, realising dreams/goals, bullies, activism, post-baby weight, Ehler Danlos Syndrome, good versus evil, physical/emotional/verbal abuse, widowhood, premature birth, Asperger's Syndrome, death of a baby, orphan, loss of sight/hearing and a bunch of other wonderful pieces/stories as well as a few poems.
The bloghop was amazing. It was our beloved blogging community as you've never seen it before – connecting in an extra-special way, baring their souls by sharing insecurities, fears, trials and tribulations, hopes and dreams, within a safe and secure atmosphere.
It was entertaining.
It was empowering.
It was heartbreaking and heart-warming.
I laughed. I cried.
It was a rollercoaster ride…
Every story was unique and special, within its own context.
Every character triumphed in one way or the other…
Through it all, the show of support was unbelievable!
Positivity and sincerity shone through… and I know that reading these fascinating stories has enriched my life… made me more appreciative and tolerant…
…because you never know what hardships the next person faces… and at the end of the day, we are all just trying to get on with life to the best of our abilities…
So thank you bloggy buddies, for sharing all those wonderful stories! You are the best!
This is a monthly bloghop, a place where writers are given a platform to discuss/share all types of writerly concerns via an assortment of rants and raves. For more information, swing by the blog of our ninja captain and IWSG founder Alex J Cavanaugh.