Back in July, I blogged about this same topic. A year or two ago I was asked by the very same organization that I work for now if I wanted to be included in a weekly series the local paper was doing on breast cancer people as part of their Pinktober series. I declined. This year I was asked directly by a reporter for the same paper if she could write a story about me and blogging as part of their Pinktober series. This time I accepted.
What made me change my mind? A few things. I am in a more settled place mentally with all this. The article is not about me and my cancer(s) but about me and my blog as a way of coping.
Also, the whole thing about the internet and privacy. There is no privacy on the internet. We are all online. Unless you live in a cave these days and keep your money in a coffee can and never buy anything, you can be found.
So I am in the paper. It is online. My blog is online. They are linked together. I am part of Pinktober. But I didn't spend a cent.
The picture of me is really crappy. I had hoped they would use more of it. Its of me standing in front of a little lighthouse. They cropped it down to me so I look like crap.