People always ask me, "How do you do it?", and my answer is typically pretty short and simple. However, when Janet Pelz and I sat down to discuss this topic, it lead to a long talk which seemed to be between long lived friends. Janet is an inspired writer/journalist/blogger who enjoys talking to women who daily, battle adversity head-on. Her blog, How Does She Do It, dives into the lives of many local women who have left their "normal" lives, some willing, others not, for a new path. Whether leaving a financially stable job to start a non-profit or battling disease, these women are a unique bunch that I like to call, "gamers".
In basketball, a gamer is someone who rises to the challenge of each game in spite of their deficiencies in preparation, lack of knowledge about their opponent, or general ability to fight. Granting all of these, a gamer rises to the challenge each time, putting up triple-double sort of numbers. Not worriying how tall the mountain to climb, how much money she won't have, or the statistical odds of survival, a gamer rises to the occasion.
If this type of a person piques your interest, check out my link above. Read my story as well as about the other courageous women.