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Stomped on a milestone this week. Let’s hit play on this sucker.
Saturday was six months since I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Stage 1 breast cancer.
I still have trouble wrapping my mind around those words.
Especially when I’m now cancer free.
Actually, I was cancer free less than a month after hearing those words. That’s crazy, right?
Because that means in a few weeks it will be six months since I became cancer free.
Holy hell. It’s mind boggling!
Anyway, what do you do when you hit a milestone/anniversary (still not sure how to classify it) as big as this one?
YOU FINISH A BOOK!!!
Last week I wrote ALL the words and last night I sent the final book off to my editor.
I gotta say it felt sooooooooo f*cking GOOD!!
It was the perfect light to shift me completely out of that darkness I’ve been in recently.
I’m excited about what’s next too. And I haven’t been excited about something in the future for a while now.
I didn’t even get excited about seeing the tribe at Christmas until I had them in my arms.
Is it a side effect of what I’ve been through? At no point during this did I think I wouldn’t beat it and have a future and yet anything happening in the future or that we plan hasn’t gotten a twitch of excitement.
I’m excited! I can’t wait! Thursday is going to rock!
Wanna know why?
Of course you do. 😆
I’m going on a cruise!
A cruise to nowhere!
Seriously, it goes nowhere.
Well, it goes somewhere. It just doesn’t have any destinations. We leave Singapore on Thursday night, sale out to sea for a couple of days, then turn around and come back.
See? Cruise to nowhere. 😆
We did the same cruise last year just before my life blew up and while I was recovering from oral surgery. It was lovely to hang around the bar and do nothing all day.
The only issue I have it my body isn’t handling alcohol the way it used to. I’ve had a glass of wine a few times since treatment and each time it’s made me feel as though I’ve drunk the whole bottle.
Even Saturday night when I celebrated finishing the book with a half bottle (not quite two glasses) of sparkles I felt drunk. The good thing is the feeling doesn’t last long and it’s even less time if I’m eating while drinking.
This kind of puts a crimp in my plans to laze by the pool drinking cocktails all day. I’ll just have to do the lazing part and partake in one cocktail a day. Doesn’t sound too hard. 🙂
While I’m on the ship I’ll be thinking about a special project I’m part of that will release later this year. I’m not planning to write but if the words hit I’ll have my iPad to make notes or write paragraphs. Whichever happens.
The other thing I’m excited about is getting Mr.C all to myself for five days. I know we live alone but work, hanging out with friends, everyday life, really stop you from just ‘being’ together.
I’m looking forward to just ‘being’.