Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Hope Solo


Writer’s Quote Wednesday is organised by Colleen from Silver Threading, and is a wonderful weekly series in which bloggers share the quotes which inspire them. I highly recommend checking them out.

This week I would like to share a quote from Hope Solo. This is taken from Hope’s about page (www.hopesolo.com):

A two-time Olympic medalist and winner of the 2011 FIFA World Cup Gold Glove award, Hope Solo is widely heralded as the best goalkeeper in the world.

One thing I’ve learned through all the ups and downs is that if you’re doing things right, then you have a core group of people. Not just a core group like your homies or your buddies, but a group of people that has a good influence on you, who you respect and admire, and you know that if they’re on your side,  you’re doing something right – Hope Solo

It’s true that I’m an introvert by nature. There are times I need personal space; for reflection, for peace and quiet, to relax – various reasons. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy connecting with people. In fact, I love to collaborate and find strength in the groups I belong to. We all have people we turn to; those who meet a particular need. I’m not going to bore you with theories or start quoting Maslow, I merely wanted to share with you how grateful I am for the writing and blogging community I belong to. This community is one of my core groups; filled with individuals I respect and admire. People I go to for support, to laugh with, and to share a part of myself others rarely see. I can debate, rant, or even gush (as I am want to do) about my various passions. Even when I am at my lowest point I am grateful for that, grateful for you. So, thank you – to all my online friends.

Thanks for stopping by.




Excellent quote–and one of the reasons team sports are recommended for kids. Because they accomplish exactly what Solo finds important and got from his soccer. Great share, Mel.

I’m the same Mel. I’m an introvert, but it’s important for me to have friends and people I can rely on. Sometimes, I need the support of others to keep going (and am always happy to return the favor.)

What great fun, Writer’s Quote Wednesday. I’m joining in. I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you and learning from you over the past year or more – really can you believe how time flies? The writers and blogging community are great, it’s nice to have that support.

Mel, I hope this quote will inspire you to join us at The Bloggers Bash? Like you, I am also an Introvert. I may not come over as one, but I really do have a lot in common with you from what I have read about you here on your blog.

    Thanks, Hugh – that makes me feel so much better. I already told you how nervous I am, but I’ve booked my ticket and I’m really looking forward to meeting you all. The support of the group definitely inspired me to get over my fear. See you on the 1st 😀

      That’s great news, Mel That is now two bits of great news I have today. I look forward to meeting you on the 1st August, and please stick with me if you feel nervous. I can talk for England (or should that be Wales?), but I know that you’ll really enjoy meeting the rest of the group as well.

      Excellent! Thank you. I can talk for England too, when I come out of my shell. I’m sure I’ll really enjoy getting to know everyone, but it’s great to know I have someone who understands how daunting meeting new people can be 😀

Great quote! I feel exactly the same way as you described 🙂

I haven’t even read the post yet and I love the image quote!

Mel, this is so true! I am blown away by the support that we creatives share together. It is a special place. Thank you for reminding us all that we have a special place in our community. Something tells me that we are doing it right! Love it! ❤

So true – we can’t do it alone. No writer is an island – bit of a paraphrase there. Yippee for those communities who make us what we are and hold us up as go.

Love it Mel! We all need that core group. 😀 xx

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