Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Calling All Heroes

This year, I've learned some valuable lessons, not the least of which has been learning to become my own hero. In the process, I believe I have stumble upon my "mission" - to somehow empower others or, even better, to help them to empower themselves.

So, here's my idea: my story is ok, maybe some may find it inspirational. I've conquered, or have started to conquer, some significant demons. But its not enough. I want to share other stories - other women and men who have learned to become their own hero. My hope is that, by sharing these, we can light the way for others who are seeking, that, by telling about the paths that led us to where we are, we can somehow illuminate the path for somebody else. Every path is different though many lead to the same place - and they all start with that first step. So, I'd like to write (or compile) a book - a collection of stories about ordinary people who learned that, when it really comes down to it, the only one who can fight your monsters is you - and that you are exceptionally capable of doing so, you just have to realize it.

If you have a story to share - about yourself or someone else - please drop me an email. And, if you have any ideas about how to make this happen, how to get as many possible stories to sort through, how to put it all together, send me an email as well.

This could be a crazy nuts idea - or an idea that's already been done. It could lead nowhere. But I need to give it a shot. It seems like another first step in another amazing path that will lead me somewhere else I need to go.

Thanks to all of you who have been with me on this journey - and to any of you stumbling across this crazy person's blog just now. Its been an awesome ride and I'm ready for more. Bring it.


Speed Racer said...

Glad you've found a way to get back in the pool (I need to figure out the same thing).

I'd love to help you on your whatever-it's-going-to-be. How can I do that?

Marathoner in Training said...

I am glad you found a calling and best of luck with your book. I am sure that you will get a lot of feedback from all your readers. I am somewhat new to your blog, can you post a short segment of your story? If you already did, let me know how far back in your blog to go to read about it.

Rural Girl said...

I think it's a great idea. Everybody has a story. And if we've come along life like we're supposed to, we should all be our own hero. The story may not be wildly exciting or macho or earth-shattering, but it is unique to the individual. I think it's a natural process of living, learning to love yourself, and this can definitely take decades.

Vickie said...

Well you know my story, so feel free to use it. Although I don't consider myself a hero, just a survivor.