Blogging is never something I thought I would do. I do enjoy creative writing, but I never had a reason or a purpose for a blog. When I was diagnosed, I found my purpose and I ran with it!
The main reason I wanted to blog in this case was to maintain this sense of normalcy. After my friends and family found out about my diagnosis, I felt as though every conversation was centered around cancer. I appreciated their concern, but I found myself repeating the same things and losing that sense of normalcy I felt before. It was as though I had become my diagnosis, and that was all we could talk about.
Thanks to the blog, these constant updates can be followed along as they're happening, so when I see my friends and family, we can talk about the "normal things" again. Like Sparty's sad excuse of a football game last Saturday, or my midterm exam coming up this week.
Also, I have found that my posts are surprisingly relevant to lives that are not directly impacted by cancer. We are all facing something, and when we face something tough, we can make choices on how to respond. I have already found that without thinking, I often reframe or taking a negative situation and turn it into a positive. Reading about these little experiences will hopefully help you as much as it has helped me.
On another note... Happy Tuesday! I will be released tonight and will be returning to the land of green and white tomorrow morning. Woo!
One cycle down, five to go.