SOLC 22 of 31: Staying the Course with Virtual Support Groups

I participate in a few “virtual” support groups on Facebook and I would consider Two Writing Teachers another space like that. In this group there is so much positivity, collective shared vision and willingness to support one another that you can’t help but want to participate and meet your goal.

I’m also part of a online group for parents of dyslexic children This groups helps to answer all kinds of questions member to member – people share resources, ask questions, seek advice and empathize with one another. It’s a place to be heard, to find solutions and to find support.

A third group I’m currently part of is a group for those following the Keto Diet. This is new to me for the past month and while I’m still figuring out how to eat this way, I appreciate those who post pictures of their success stories, recipes that work and honest reflections on days that didn’t go so well. It helps keep it real and is helping me try to stay the course.

In all cases, I also believe that the anonymity of the virtual spaces may allow folks to be more vulnerable, honest and authentic. Sometimes this works the other way too, where folks can be not nice, but I haven’t found that to be the rule, rather the exception.

There is comfort in knowing that there are others out there going through, doing or trying something new like you. These virtual support groups do help you stay the course. What are some ways that you find support to stay the course in your life?

2 Comments

  1. March 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing this post. It is very current and some of us thrive because of positivity and the support of the group. We are all vulnerable and have a focus and this keeps us going.

  2. cmargocs said,

    March 22, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    I find online support groups to be helpful as well! It’s affirming to read about each other’s struggles and lift each other up.


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