The last few days I have had to luxury of spending the weekend at the trailer, by myself. Now that’s never perfect because there are always times when something pulls me away but I have been able to spend some time writing and catching up with my thoughts.

I’m not sure which of those is more important but I was starting to carry a notebook with me and jotting things down because my thoughts have been racing!

I found the alternative to my florist story so I’m in the process of writing a Part I for that right now but with my mind racing on so many other things I’m finding it difficult to focus on that… this blog post being one of those things.

As so many of you know, I came a little too close to cancer five years ago and that has had a profound impact on my thinking, my desires and my faith. I spent almost a year basically living on a cloud titled anxiety and wondering what the next test would show.

The pandemic only added to that anxiety in so many ways and I have been very verbal about that in my posts and why it, too, has impacted my anxiety.

It was time for a recheck as it was three years in November. Unfortunately there were some cells there that weren’t bad but also not good. It took until January to find this out and I was to have a recheck after six months. That was May 31 and this time it was normal again. Am I relieved, yes, but I go for a recheck in a year.

With all this comes the ideas that the writer in me is finally, after all this time, asking the rest of me why I didn’t start a blog five years ago. The rest of me is now asking myself the same thing. Why didn’t I write a memoir? Well, the answer to that question lies in the recent results… because my story isn’t entirely over yet so how do you write a memoir when the book can’t end, yet.

So, I’m going to start a blog on my brush with the “C” word and I’m not sure how I’m going to start it yet but I think I’m going to use it to tell my story.

Perhaps at the end I can pull those posts and put them into my memoir! Or, at the very least, use what I have written there as a base to my memoir. Writers always have to be careful what they post because online because publishers can say it was previously published if it appeared online.

So that’s where I have been and what I’ve been doing. I have a couple of long weekends coming up and then a couple of weeks off. I’m hoping to get what I can written in between but spend that free time writing up a storm.

As soon as I create the blog I will post to give you the address!