BLOG BREAK TO FOCUS ON MY HEALTH: April 19 - May 14, 2023
I have difficult news to share. However, after much contemplation, I feel like honesty is the best path forward. Please know that I am a people pleaser at heart and this level of vulnerability is difficult for me yet important because I enjoy working with you and want our relationship to continue. In the grand scheme of things, this is a blip, and I will be back.
This past October I was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer. My treatment plan was to have a lumpectomy then radiation. It didn't turn out to be that easy. I underwent three lumpectomies and was finally cleared to begin radiation treatment.
My radiation treatment began last week, and I will undergo 3 more weeks of treatment. With an additional two weeks in which I may not feel 100%. So far, I am experiencing more side effects than I had anticipated. Funny, how cancer treatment reminds us we are human and none of this is in our control. 🤣🤣🤣
You may be wondering what this means for my reading and tours I have signed up for. For me, reading has always been my outlet. Because of this I am 100% committed to fulfilling my obligations as I know the critical role, I play in the success of book tours. However, I am also realistic and realize that as treatment has continued, I need to adjust things. Therefore, I have made the difficult decision to take a break from blogging until May 15th.
I hope there won't be any negative implications of this decision and I look forward to coming back healthy, rested, and rejuvenated! I also appreciate all of the support I have been given by this community. It means more to me than you'll ever know! ✌💜🤗