If you had something happen in your life that was an extreme challenge for you, discuss what you did to overcome it.
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You have a positive attitude and you have a strong will to survive. That has been, and will continue to be, the reason for your success.
I've noticed atheists are more proactive at dealing with their issues. I have personally known few; most of them are very successful. Perhaps you'll be the one to find a cure for lupus - or be instrumental in finding a cure!
What a nice attitude to have . It really is the best way to live your life. Just keep trying.
You definitely have had what I would consider to be a very difficult life with one tragedy after another. Despite all that, it's wonderful that you can have a positive attitude. It shows how important it is to enjoy the time we have in this life.
You have a strong will for survival. The victim mentality can only hold people back. It's great that you overcame that! Good for you! You really made something of yourself despite a terrible beginning.
Congratulations! I've noticed atheists tend to be more proactive, and less prone to take on a victim mentality. If no Cosmic Santa Claus is looking out for you, you know it's all up to you to figure things out.
Absolutely wonderful, Austinstar! Blown away by your story.
Life does have a way of going on, as you said. The timing was terrible, just when you completed your education you had to make an about face and become a carer for everyone. You deserve a lot of credit for doing that. Sorry about your mom.
I'm glad things worked out for you. Perhaps you can still work as a midwife?
Linda, and that's the stuff from which heroes and heroines are made of
In response to Yoleen Lucas' question, no I did not practice my midwifery in the end. I could have studied again and refreshed my course here in England but I chose not to due to lack of funds.
I can't overlook these things either. It's hard for me to bite my tongue when I need to speak up. But if it's going to hurt someone else, I'd rather just walk away. Unfortunately the other person is left alone to make their lives worse.
The magnitude of your experience is just as important to share as all the others. No need to feel guilty or ashamed to share. Your desire to share in hopes of helping others is a positive reflection on your true kindness and good nature.
Billie, I too have been through a divorce and I blamed myself for not making the marriage work. My son won't speak to me now and that's probably the reason. But remember, Life goes on....
Divorce, on the scale of stressors, is second only to death of a spouse. The scary thing about marriage is that you can't control your partner's actions; you can only control your own. You can do everything right, and the marriage still fails.
I used to teach ESOL and can tell you that what you went through was typical. Great job against tough odds. Keep up the good work!
You have achieved great success against all odds. I found your story very interesting and it is a good example of accepting challenges and winning!
I was robbed twice in one week - once at gunpoint. It was work relsted. I worked in a convenience store.
I just can't imagine how I'd be with that experience of having a gun pointed at me by someone ready to shoot. It's good someone intervened. You owe your life to that person. Thanks for your service in the military.
Sorry to her about the lose of your mother. I am sure your mother is looking down and seeing your accomplishments with being independent and also proud of you.
I know exactly what you mean. I feel that writing is a never ending process too. I'm always learning something new about how to be successful with it. And I'm also always finding ways to improve prior articles that I have written.
A negative background can set anyone on a difficult path. No doubt about it. It's good you are proactive with seeking knowledge. Too many people prefer to remain ignorant instead, although their circumstances may be the reason for it.
Intrepid spirit! Whatever your business is, if I can promote it on my website geared to teachers/students, etc. let me know and I can put up a banner if appropriate :)
This is an extremely disheartening experience. I'm glad you puled through despite the fact that you had to cover the costs. Congratulations for having the strength to persevere.
Hi Jim, good to see you around. I never had a long distance relationship, so I can't offer an opinion. Based on your present relationship, you are the expert. I look forward to seeing your hub on the pros and cons and every aspect of what's involved.
That should be an interesting hub Dale. Feel free to answer this Q&A again and select the option to create a hub as an answer so we all can find it.