My first thought wasn't about the excruciating pain that I was supposed to be feeling at that precise moment. The kind of pain that usually comes when you've dislocated your shoulder -- something that had never happened to me before. Not until just then, anyway.
True to my tenacity as a mommy blogger juggling four homeschool kids (including triplets and one more all born within a year) as well as a variety of consulting projects, the last thing on my mind right then was the hurt. Believe me there was plenty of raw pain, I just chose to disregard it entirely.
As a neighbor who happened to be walking with her kids helped me up, questions started popping like mad. How was I going to continue blogging daily as I've been doing all month for NaBloPoMo, a BlogHer sort of bootcamp that requires each participant to blog every day of the month, with no excuses accepted for missing a day? And the worst thought of all: What was I going to do if I wasn't able to get to BlogHer in San Diego?
Regardless of my ultimate physical outcome, still, I intend to seize this chance to seek out these women of valor at BlogHer to better understand what it's like from their vantage point. These ladies are living with much more serious challenges that are far more life-changing than what I'm going through right now. And, quite actually, we have so much to give and share with each other.
I look forward to meeting all the consumer brands and bloggers at BlogHer in August. You won't have any trouble picking me out so please don't be afraid to come up and say hello. I'll be the one with this awful looking shoulder brace that is going to make it very difficult to be well-dressed, like so many of you will be doing. I might even ask you to lend me a hand or help me if I drop something on the floor.
In a nutshell, I hope to grow as a person from sharing with some incredibly courageous lady bloggers at BlogHer.
What's your own experience with special needs and blogging? If you are a bit physically challenges yourself, what makes you tick and from where do you draw your inspiration? If you are able-bodied, please share your own lessons of humility that rise from tragedy, an accident, or simple mistake?
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