Posts that blew me away

snow streaks

I spent much of this weekend huddled in my house, hiding from winter storm Nemo.  I have to be honest– it was kind of fun.  I secretly enjoyed the driving ban– in a weird way, it was nice to have about 24 hours where I had no choice but to stay home and relax.  Normally I push myself to get out on the weekends and prove to myself that I still have a social life, but this Friday night was different.  No one was doing anything; it was illegal to drive, and nothing was open.  So I took it as a chance to stay in and catch up on blogs I’ve been meaning to read.

I found some really great blogs/posts this weekend.  There are a few in particular that I find myself still thinking about, hours later.  Great writing transforms you; it takes your breath away and makes you forget where you actually are.  To the authors of these posts: thank you.  I really feel like I learned something.

Interestingly, all of the posts I am choosing to link to are part of a series of posts on each blog.  I didn’t want to link to all the posts in the series (thereby spamming their respective authors with a million pingbacks) so I am only linking to one post for each.  I’m sure you guys can figure out the rest :)

Here are the links, in no particular order:

Does Your Journey Seem Long: a series of posts by author Stina Morrison on her experiences with endometriosis.  Her story really resonated with me.  Click here for part one.

Fibro Feist: an ongoing series of posts by my blogging friend Sarah called “What I need you to know.”  I just read her most recent post and it completely blew me away.

While I Wait: A Journey of Recovery: a blog written by Ana Turck, a native Sarajevan who survived the Bosnian War.  I was incredibly moved by her series of posts “They Are Coming.”  By the end of Part 2 I was actually crying (another sign of good writing!)

I hope these stories resonate with you all as much as they did with me.  And again, thank you to the authors of these posts!  Your writing was truly thought-provoking.

Hope everyone had a great weekend (and that anyone else in Nemo’s path had as relaxing a time as I did!).

ruby storm 3The dog was on patrol, as you can see.


9 thoughts on “Posts that blew me away

  1. Thank you for including my series in your post. It’s my greatest joy to know my readers connect with my experiences and the words I use to relay them. I also love, love Ana Turck’s blog. Simply breathtaking.

    1. Often I question the need for another war story and then the readers help turn the self doubt into a writing process of purpose.Thank you. Your blog is my daily treat so please keep up the great work you do.

  2. Thank you for your beautiful and kind words. The transformative power of narrative is just a part of the healing process.The relationships of our readers with our stories make the writing ever so important.I was touched by your response and I am thrilled that I’ve found your blog.

  3. I’m so flattered that you would find my posts about endometriosis worthy of sharing. Thank you for your kind words! I can’t wait to check out the other blogs you listed as well. I agree that great writing is transformative!

    1. You’re welcome! Thanks for putting your story out there. I haven’t done much personal writing yet on this blog– still trying to figure out just how brave I am– so I really admire people who aren’t afraid to tell their story, and tell it well.

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