Why I started this site and what to expect
Just found this (and subscribed) thanks to your comment about subscribing to my “Changing Lives” newsletter https://wendigordon.substack.com. I also restacked it to help others find it!
Christopher, you’re a phenomenal writer. I feel lucky to have stumbled upon your Substack! Very much looking forward to hearing more from you as I navigate my own bouts with our mutual friend adversity. ☺️
Great intro to your story and your newsletter.
Love the name you came up with. I too did the face palm thing thinking ‘eureka!’ Only to realize the next day my brilliant name idea was not so great. Landing on a good one feels like such a win!
Good luck on your journey. I look forward to reading along.
You're off to a great start. I look forward to more. Adversity is our common companion in life, and I like the approach you have stated.
Love this. Subscribing.
I'm so happy to have found you here. Reading your opener I could've replaced your diagnosis with mine and mirrored almost everything else to a tee. I just saw a post today by one of my favorite poets Andrea Gibson @thingsthatdontsuck, who compared their pain to a spider. "All of my pain is a spider I've learned not crush with the heel of my shoe but to guide with the page of a journal into an empty glass -asking questions about its life, its purpose, as I walk careful out to the garden and rest it down on the earth. My pain, how happy it is to leave me whenever I treat it kind."
Hi Chris, nice to learn more about you. Love the intro and the direction of your newsletter.
Having the energy of a tranquilized snail was hilarious, but so relatable.
Looking forward to the ride.
Hi, Christopher. Just received your newsletter via "The Sample." Thanks for sharing about yourself and your project here. Great anecdote about how you named this "Hello, Adversity."
We are peers; I too am a 2008 college graduate ("Hello, Recession," we might say) and also experienced a challenging and adverse Winter 2013 which I am continuing to process and make meaning of through my own writing projects.
I look forward to reading more!
There's purpose, perspective and strength that can come from adversity. I love what you're doing with this community Chris!
Chris (Pete) - you're a true inspiration! I'm looking forward to reading and spreading the word here!