“Hello, my name is Florence and I am a blogger. I knew it was becoming a problem when I started to steal time away from my kids to blog. Eventually, I just let myself go. I found myself checking my blog stats rather than brushing my teeth. Of course the inevitable happened. I got a cavity. God, I’ll never forgive myself for that. But I just couldn’t resist the buzz. That’s when I decided to join Bloggers Anonymous.”
O.K, it didn’t actually get to the point of having to join a 12 step program (and the jury is still out on what caused the cavity), but the truth is, I am hooked on blogging! It gives me a buzz which I can only compare to buying new clothes or finding a great deal on potted perennials. Blogging for me has certainly been one of the most therapeutic perks of having cancer.
You see, I am the type of person who loves to set concrete, measurable goals for myself, goals like: lose 5 pounds, run 10 kilometers, or find 100 perks of having cancer. The closer I get to my goal, the more excited I get. So you can just imagine my anticipation now, as I sit on the cusp of one of the greatest victories of my life! Hey, I heard that…..some of you are questioning how writing a blog can be considered such a victory. Not to toot my own horn, but finding 100 good things about having cancer has been no easy task. Now that I am so close to my goal, I feel like I am nearing the end of a marathon, and I am simply HIGH on my sense of accomplishment. So stay tuned for the much anticipated (well, much anticipated by me and my mom at least) Perk # 100, coming soon to computers near you.
Tip: Don’t let cancer stop you from setting goals for yourself.