overcoming adversity

I was listening to one of those motivational coaches the other day referring to people that had faced adversity and resolved to do something with their lives.
One of the big stories this week has been that of a young Asian Woman, standing in the face of an EDL leader, smiling calmly
life less ordinary banner I thought I would collapse from the pain of my grief, I literally imagined myself melting into the floor in one big grief puddle. I look back now, four years on, and wonder how I have survived. I suppose the reality is that I had no choice. Time doesn't stop just because a major tragedy happens in your life.
It's interesting. I don't think I would have made the Gratitude Garden app if I hadn't gone through a difficult time in my career. If life had turned out as I planned, I suspect I would have followed a more traditional route of working for someone else (rather than for myself). I doubt I would ever have had the courage to set something up.
I don't know why this is. I don't know why divorce still ends up defining who you are while in reality it's a journey, an experience you have been through - it's not you, it's something that happened. Just like being laid off is something that you once went through at some point in your life.
This morning I struggled to get out of bed to come to work, but from now on I will not be so complacent about life after