There were some bloggers that felt anxious coming to the NonCon even though it was a much smaller event by anyone’s standards.
Less people. No expectations. The invite to come and just be real.
It was still scary for some.
Eye-opening for others.
An experience that was different for all.
Maybe it’s because *I* am different. In appearance, in ability, in hope, in chances taken.
I try every day to make the effects of the strokes known. This blog is one way. Aiming Low is another. I take my jagged steps into the world on social media. I post sayings that will steal your breath, funny pictures (BTW, when they say “I just spit out a drink” it is funnier on the internet than in person. It happened 4 times at the NonCon.) and share little glimpses into our lives.
But the NonCon was an open invitation into my world.
People stopped and asked questions they hadn’t felt comfortable to before.
Everyone met my family and got a view of what life is like for us.
I’m grateful to read the words that it was a conference that really changed them in a good way.
They may not know how much the NonCon changed me.
yeah there’s more…..