I admit the last two posts have made me feel like a right ‘moaning minnie’. I let fatigue, frustration, and ‘female functions’ get the best of me, and I don’t like the person I turn into when I’m like that.
I don’t like wasting my time and energy feeling like that, but sometimes I’m just too tired to stop myself.
Writing about it on the blog helps me to let it go though, so every so often I am afraid I am going to subject you to some venting of what’s in my head. (as I wrote that I got a visual of me with my head blowing up -face bright red and steam coming out my ears)
Yesterday was a quiet day, I went out with OH for a short time, but had to cut it short as I felt a little woozy. I rested the remainder of the day and went to bed at the very early hour (for me) of 8.30pm and slept til 6.30am this morning. I could have slept longer but I have to get up to have breakfast and my morning chemo pills.
This coming week is the last classes for this semester at Uni and then I have approximately 3 weeks before one exam for one of my papers (Whanau-Family-Aiga Practice). The other is totally internally asssessed by assignments and quizzes (Law and the State in Social Work) After my exam I have approximately a month before the next semester starts and I know I will make use of this time both resting and also trying to get some gentle exercise to build up my fitness.(and hopefully fitting in that trip to Dreamworld with YD).
The other thing I may be fitting in, in the next couple of months, is around the video interview I did for Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) – they are launching the video series at the beginning of July where my story will be edited and put with others to tell the stories of diagnoses, treatment, emotional impact etc. I have been asked if I will be one of the ‘media faces’ for the launch . And of course I have said ‘YES!’. I don’t know exactly how much this will entail but you all can say I knew her before she was ‘famous’ LOL!! 😀 ( as I was writng this post – the BCAC comms person has just rung to talk to me about being included in the press releases she is putting together)
Talking about being famous – not that I am 🙂 – I have satisfied my ‘inner geek’ by adding a couple of different statistic counters to my blog. WordPress has its own counter but tends to count page visits so gives me an inflated total of actual visitors. I have added Clustrmap – just because its pretty – and gives me a visual of where my readers come from. If you click on the little map on the right it will give you a bigger map. Thanks to my friendships with other IBC or BC people I actually have more American readers than NZers. Statcounter (the purple numeric counter under the map ) breaks down the statistics even more and tells me how many repeat visitors and new visitors I have. All of this intrigues me, I didn’t write to be read by other than my family and friends to start with, but it is nice knowing that what I write is striking a chord with other people all over the world from me sitting here in New Zealand.