IWSG-New Beginnings, New Blog

I know most of my fellow IWSG bloggers will already know me from my other blog, so I won’t begin this with any formal introductions. 🙂 What I should point out, is that the first thing I did after publishing my first post was sign up for the IWSG!

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Even personal journey blogs need love too! Of course I’m aware of how this works. But for those who are just tuning in, or getting to know me and my new site (my baby), the IWSG stands for the Insecure Writers Support Group and ‘meets’ on the first Wednesday of every month. This amazing group was founded by the wonderful Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, and if you are unfamiliar with him, I urge you to visit his blog post haste.

The IWSG offers writers of all kinds  a safe haven to share their insecurities, thoughts, fears and doubts without worry of ridicule or feeling foolish. I’ve been a loyal member since soon after I started blogging last February. There isn’t a more wonderful group of people you will find. Guaranteed. I’ve come such a long way since joining this group. Not only can you post about your insecurities and doubts, you can also post about your triumphs and successes! It’s not all about the trials and tribulations we go through. We also celebrate each others good fortune!

I mentioned new beginnings in my post title. This blog is new for me. After all the recent losses of people dear to me, I started this one to focus more on my life after my hemorrhage and as a way to advocate for stroke and brain injury awareness, prevention, and education. My other blog will slowly evolve back to what she should’ve been all along — everything writing related.

Before I sign off, I’d like to thank this month’s IWSG co-hosts for doing a magnificent job of taking care of us:

Mark Koopmans                              Joylene Nowell Butler

Elsie Amata                                      Lisa Buie-Collard

I’m off to get some work done! Are you finishing up a project? Starting something new? Remember, I’m living proof that it’s never too late for a new beginning!

Until next month’s meeting!

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14 thoughts on “IWSG-New Beginnings, New Blog

  1. elsieamata

    I hope I’m commenting on the right post – I’m such a dolt when it comes to WordPress. 😉 I’m super exited to see you here with the IWSG – welcome! I read your previous post and it home with me on several levels. I won’t bore you too many details. (yeah right) Just know my dad suffered from a stroke several years before he died – that man was my rock star and hero. He was awesome! I also have a few invisible diseases myself. I’ve discussed one at length (migraines) on my blog. The other, an auto immune disease, just a bit, and a third, I was just diagnosed with two hours ago. So, yeah, I get the whole, “It’s in your head” crap. I also turned back to my writing when I could no longer work. It’s been so very cathartic. So, while our journeys are very different. I just wanted you to know, I could relate on a very minute level with you. Nice to meet you. I tried to follow you. Hopefully, I did it right! Be well and take care. (rambling done!)

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    1. strokesurvivoreva Post author

      Hey Elsie! You are so not a dolt! 🙂 And don’t believe any of that “It’s in your head crap”. I’d suffered from migraines since I was 11 years old. I’m going to have to check out that story on your blog. Thanks again for hosting this month’s IWSG. Eva

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    1. strokesurvivoreva Post author

      Hi Silvia, thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it. I’m going to take some of my stroke related posts from my other blog and bring them here to their new ‘home’, since I feel this will be a better place for them. We were all new at one time. I’ve been a member of the IWSG since I started blogging last February with my other blog. When I started this one, it was the first thing I did after publishing my first post. You’ll love it. Everyone is amazing. Eva

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    1. strokesurvivoreva Post author

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope I can accomplish what I set out to with this blog. Have a great day. Eva

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  2. Genissa Bornong

    I just joined the IWSG and posted my first post today. I’m so encouraged to hear such positive words about it from you. I don’t know your story, but losing people is always hard and I hope you are doing alright. I look forward to visiting your blog to learn more about your story!

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    1. strokesurvivoreva Post author

      Hi Genissa, welcome to the IWSG! You’re going to love it. We’ve got an amazing group of people. I know this because I’ve been a member since last year on my other blog. 🙂 I still go through my struggles, but I take it day by day and this blog is going to be my biggest motivator. I’ll be posting a lot about my story here and other things as well. Obviously it’s still in it’s infancy, but I have big plans for this baby. Thank you so much for stopping by. Eva

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    1. strokesurvivoreva Post author

      Aww, Ninja Captain — You are commenting on my new blog’s very first IWSG post. Mine eyes welleth up with tears… You so rock!! Eva…aka…Lily-Eva… aka…Lily…aka…Lilica…aka…GAHHH!!! Are we confuddled yet? 🙂

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    1. strokesurvivoreva Post author

      Thank you so much Heather for visiting my new blog and for your kind words. They really mean a lot. This blog really means the world to me. Hugs. Eva

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    1. strokesurvivoreva Post author

      Thank you Elizabeth. This one is close to my heart though. I’m so glad that you stopped by though. I should have a little ‘blogwarming’ party. 🙂

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