The What & Why of My Blog

When I found out I had cancer I wanted to do something to give this crap experience a purpose.

I felt positive from the outset that I was going to learn a lot about myself from the experience (hopefully good things!), but I had a strong urge to try and help others as well – I just didn’t know how.  This blog is my attempt to do that.  I know nothing about blogging and have no idea how this will go but my hope is that through sharing my experience and any information I gather along the way that I will make the journey easier for at least one other person.  If I can do that it will have been worth it.

If all else fails, I’m hoping my blog will at least motivate me through the tough days – I can’t help others by lying around feeling sorry for myself! (although some of that is definitely allowed). Cancer and chemotherapy are horrible enough but what makes them worse is the physical changes we have to endure in our fight to kick its ass.

Makeup has always been important to me – it just makes me feel better.  I am a believer in if you look good you feel good – nothing affects my mood more than when I’m feeling crappy on the outside (fun times ahead eh?!!).  So I’m hoping to do what I can to help myself look and feel as much like me as I can.  It might seem very superficial but there is so much of this I can’t control, I want to take back as much of that control as I can.

I’m hoping through this blog to be able to share any hints and tips I get to help other women do the same.  I’m new to this and I’m not an expert in any it – I’m just figuring things out as I go along so this is all just based on my experience but I will be as honest and open as I can in sharing my experience with you.

I would love if other women who are further along in this journey comment and share anything they have learned along the way.