The saying, "The pen is mightier than the sword." is something I have heard my whole life and I believe in it strongly. I write because it is something that connects me to others and it helps me expunge things that should not be held anymore.
I never understood the true power of writing though until I began to share my breast cancer reality check. I challenged myself to blog every day for this, my first "pinktober". I had been blogging intermittently from June just when the "mood" hit - and it hit often but not ever daily.
I spoke about this in terms of when I ran my own business, I blogged every day and about many different topics to establish myself as an "expert". Now, I am just sharing what is on my soul that connects my story to so many others - so many damn others who were just walking around living their lives and then BAM - CANCER.
Blogging every day and sharing my story in ways more intimately, less showy and really just being ME unabashedly and unashamedly. I got cancer and I lost my voice. I was cowed. I was treated differently by people because I allowed it to happen. I did not know yet I was an Amazon who can topple people's misconceptions about disease and life. I am a mom, I am a wife, daughter, sister, friend and now I am also an advocate.
Know your breasts, get your screening mammograms and if you are going to donate to a cause, watch where you donate - make sure it is an organization that will help your local community or the people who need our donations most - the Stage 4 Breast Cancer patients for whom there is no cure.
This laptop is my pen, my social media is my sword and I am out there sharing and free - and ready to keep on going through this month to show the true side of what breast cancer has been like for me.
This is what I do in the time between.
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