Guest Posting:My Journey Of Resiliency….

A blogger friend of mine has a section on her blog inviting people to
Share Their Story Of Resiliency
I was a bit hesitant at first to submit my story, as i thought that not many people would think of the journey of blindness as a resilient one. So after reading a few posts, I decided that I may as well do it. The most that would be said would be No.

So about a month ago, i submitted my story. I’m so glad I did!!! I mean I think it was good that i decided to do it, as otherwise i would never have known if it was a good thing or not.

So anyway,
Here Is My Story
I particularly like the funky title I have been given, as “Resilient Torie”! Makes me sound like a super hero!!! “And here we have Resilient Torie”! I just thought it was funny lol.

Thanks Becky for letting me share my story, and thanks for not thinking it was stupid or anything!!!!

Check out many other posts on Becky’s blog at
Cruisin With Cricket
And every Monday read about other peoples journey of resilience. Don’t forget to share your story!!! You never know what could happen!!!!

Guest Posting And Some Other Blogs

I was asked a couple of weeks ago if i would like to write an article for
blog. I jumped at the chance. Maybe a little too enthusiastically though lol. I thought it would be a great idea to promote my blog, as well as sharing how things were done in our team compared to other parts of the UK and around the world.

I decided to write about the journey so far, from applying, and what it was like to what would probably happen at the matching visit and such. I didn’t include
The Hotel training
That i did, as this was only a new thing, so maybe wouldn’t happen for every person. It was just a summary really. So that’s why i didn’t post it here.

I would really like to thank Jennifer for this opportunity. It is such a great idea.

Anyway Got a little side tracked there. Jennifer posted my post this week, along with some other entries. I hope it’s okay for me to post the other blogs. Anyone who was guest posting and doesn’t want to be mentioned, write a comment and i’ll delete.

So it was me starting off the week with the application process of the guidedog and other such things like what each stage entailed. Tuesdays turn was
Who blogged about training with her first guidedog. I’ve mentioned her before, and how awesome she is. Well she still is awesome.

Wednesday was
Journey. He wrote about how sometimes a guidedog isn’t all roses. It is something that nobody wants to think about, but it’s good to know that everything sometimes doesn’t work out. It’s not designed to deliberately scare you, but it’s to make you aware of what could happen, I think.

On Thursday,
Stepped up to the helm. She was talking about how much she is settled now with her guidedog Cricket. She is another great blogger, and i love reading all her adventures.

Finally, it was an author of
A Wonderful book
About guidedogs for children, called “Hanny and Beth:Safe And Sound”. I wanna get a copy!!!! It sounds really interesting!!! Her blog is
Right Over here
She wrote a post about retiring her guidedog and what it was like.

This was a great idea to do. It was great to discover some new blogs along the way, and I think
Got some new readers. I hope you enjoy reading these other entries, and sorry i didn’t link directly to each person’s guest post. You will find them all on Jennifers’ blog, but if you really want to read my summary of what it’s like in the application process,
Read it here
I have written much more detailed entries on the stages throughout this journal though.

Thanks again Jennifer.