my #NonCon story, part 5

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…..

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3 Responses to my #NonCon story, part 5

  1. Junebug October 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM #

    I was one of the ones who was very anxious about coming but I can’t express enough how glad I am I came. You managed to put together an amazing of group of diverse people in a warm inviting environment where the lesser known bloggers felt comfortable hobnobbing with the big league bloggers like yourself. I left a better blogger and a better person. I love you!

    Junebug´s last post…Underwater

  2. jana October 22, 2012 at 8:58 AM #

    Again… tearing up at work. Love you and the amazing community you brought together.

    jana´s last post…Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Outside the Zone

  3. Kristin October 21, 2012 at 11:34 PM #

    The more I read about it the more I am sad I missed it.

    Kristin´s last post…In Pictures

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