I’ve been struggling with the fact that I’m not going to be able to work full-time for the next year. I’ve always worked, I love working, I’ve built most of my life and what I do in my spare time around working. It feels like my identity been taken away – From Social Media Marketer/Content Strategist to Cancer Patient. The fellow, one of the doctors learning to specialize in hematology/oncology, came in yesterday to explain what the next three years of my life is potentially going to be like. The next year being the highlight of the discussion. The next year I’m a full-time patient. I’ll be in and out of the hospital more times than any normal person will ever be in their life. Over the next eight to ten weeks alone I’ll be back in the hospital at least four times for four days at a time. It’s crazy.
Beating cancer is my new full-time job.
I’m hoping to eventually get back to normal work things, but for this year I’ve decided – with the help and pushing of friends and family – to focus on writing. Writing is a stress-free outlet for me and there are so many projects, and articles, and magazines I’ve wanted to pitch before but just never had the time. Well, I’ll have the time now, so I might as well make the most of it. Who knows, maybe I’ll even finish that book I’ve been talking about. Though, this next year my main job is kicking cancer’s ass. Getting this out of my system and back to being healthy again. I have a long road ahead of me filled with unknowns, but just like any job I’ve had before I’m going to go in 100% and rock it.