Today I had the great privilege of being the featured guest post on the wonderful Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer blog. A couple of weeks ago, Marie, who is the author of JBBC, had requested guest blog submissions from women dealing with metastatic breast cancer. I decided to give this writing assignment a go, despite some misgivings as to whether I would be able to manage it.
As a follower of my blog, you may have noticed that I tend not to talk about my own experience in too much gory detail. I generally prefer to write about my observations of the popular breast cancer culture and how my experience fits around that. But I decided that it was important to step outside of my comfort zone and write an honest account of what goes through my head on a daily basis in dealing with this disease. It was a difficult exercise because it forced me to confront and articulate my many fears in a way that I am not used to doing. After deliberating with the post for many days, I decided to take a deep breath and just go ahead and submit it. Shortly after, JBBC informed me that my post had been selected for publication.
And so I took another deep breath and laid myself bare for all the world to see.
Please click here to read my post entitled "The Well Trodden Path"