So one thing I’ve learned about fighting for my life due to cancer is not to sweat the small stuff, not to dwell on the bad things in life and instead only focus on what is good in my life. I clearly had to grow up very fast when my world was falling apart and I was - and will be everyday - fighting for my life. Everyday people find out they have cancer, or that their cancer is back. Cancer does tremendous things to people, some people unfortunately don’t always win their fight with it – my dear friend Morgan passed away this year after a several year battle with it, she was only 22 with a full life ahead of her. Some people learn their inner strength and what really matters to them.
When things like this happen in your life, it just seems silly to sweat the small stuff, doesn’t it? Some people were offended by a post of mine from a month ago, because I expressed my feelings about a situation that happened at work – but my blog is therapeutic to me (read this article from CNN this week), and although I do understand that the internet is a public forum, my blog is about my personal life and is only intended to be read by my cancer community, close friends, and family. I understand that people may come and go as they please, but I think people should understand that if you’re just dropping by to mock my situations, it’s unacceptable. Until they have actually physically been thru life changing experiences as I have, the small things in life just don’t matter – I don’t care about your roommate drama, or who’s dating who, I’m just taking care of business in my life. I have a job that I love, I have great friends and family – this blog is to share my life experiences with my cancer community, I know that it’s already helped dozens of people with questions, concerns, and needs for support and I’ve actually gotten several thank you notes for being so candid.
I don’t intend to change the integrity and focus of my blog, it’s personal and I understand it – but I think you should think wisely (as I do) about what you say about people’s personal thoughts. I have since taken down my post that has caused such an uproar, although what I said was how I was feeling at that time. But my intention isn’t to offend anyone else, so I have taken it down for that reason. I will be there for any of my friends that ever need me in the drop of a dime, and they know that – it’s the people with the insincere intentions that upset me.
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