Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Everything I learned I learned from a blogger

WEGO Day 30…Today, write a recap of your experience.  What was your favorite prompt? Least favorite? What have you learned?
PHEW! Praise the blogger gods!! While I love to blog, on some days this was a challenge.
I am not a great writer and some days I was not in the mood but I did it. OK, so what if I cheated a few times, go ahead and sue me I got 4 kids and a husband. Of course being the OCD person I am a felt that I had to get this done in the morning, plus my days are a bit crazy. I learned so much from other bloggers that I LOVED this. It forced me to read about things I never would have, I made new cyber friends, I read about viewpoints I may not agree with but totally respect. Thank you WEGO for challenging us. While some posts were awesome, I love “Wordless Wednesday” (plus it was less writing LOL) and the APP one there was that damn animal one. I am still cursing out! Who made that one up again, Christine was that you??? But I did it and read the others who were up to this challenge. The one thing this did for sure is it proved what I have been saying all along. Everyone has a story to tell. We can never truly understand what someone is going through because it is their journey; we can empathize but never really get their side. We need to respect each other more because of this; you can’t judge someone because they do not take the same path as you. That is what is great about blogging, it tells YOUR story, read it if you like if not there is another person’s story you will relate too. My story my not be what you agree with but it’s mine and no one can take that from me, some have tried literally to take my story and make it their own, dumb asses. There really can only be one Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer Princess, get your own tiara!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Go into the light children…..

WEGO DAY 29…We all know Health Activists are awesome. Share three things you love about yourself, things you’re great at, or just want to share. Don’t undercut or signpost!

Funny that this is the post for today when I am in a funk. I have battled the beast of depression for years and sometimes that dark ugly thoughts pop in even during the happiest or best of days. You need to find some light wherever it maybe and sometimes when you are depressed that seems impossible. The fact that I am in an UGH mood about myself and have to write about what I love will be a true challenge and my have some serious sarcastic under tones.
I do love the fact I can fake a good mood. Well, at least to my outer circle the inside people know me all to well. But for the most part I can go about the day very chipper on the outside. Makes you wonder what else I can fake!
If you do not want to know my opinion do not ask. I will tell you how it is whether it is what you want to hear or not. I have lost some people over this but I won’t budge on that. Keep in mind it is just my opinion so if you do not like it do not listen. My filter button was wobbly before then stupid dumb breast cancer broke that button right off. I have often said “Crap did I say that out loud” because I let those thoughts in my head out. Scary place up there.
I have the ability to seek help. I know when I am in a dark and scary place or am feeling overloaded I need to seek professional help. Luckily for me I have a line of therapist to choose from. Time to go lay on the couch and talk it out.
Look the reality is that even a princess has some issues to iron out. It takes some work to keep that tiara shinny. But when it is said and done I do like my faking, broken filter, messed up self! Sometimes I even love her!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

tweet, post, blog, status, pin, insta

WEGO Day 28….Create a must follow list for your community on a single social network. Share your top 5-10 tweeters, blogs, or Facebook pages
OMG a list, OMG my favorite social media outlets, OMG my cyber friends!!!!!! This is a GREAT list. These are my ways of connecting with those who get it, these are my sisters and brothers of the web, Here is my list in no particular order and only a few of them
  1. C├ęcile is a survivor that uses images to not only tell her story but capture her mood. She is from the Netherlands and even though we have never spoke we have found much comfort in each other.
  2. Personal P.ink on Pinterest. Molly and her brother in law Noel have found a great outlet for woman that want to cover those scars yet embrace them at the same time. The page is all about ink (you know I love ink) and tattoos, it is meant to give ideas and show the brave woman behind them.
  3. Huff Post on Twitter and all the individuals who write for them. The articles are real, honest and do not hid behind a political agenda.The tweets give us the news and facts about real life issues not sensationalism
  4. Chris Dean we have no cancer connection, no children the same age, I do not believe she is a soccer mom or wears 6 inch heels but she cracks my sorry ass up!! She blogs in a life is funny way and I look forward to reading her blog every day.
  5. I Had Cancer yes I know stop shoving them down your throat. Cancer warriors have you gone there? Supporters have you? They are trying to connect those battling, surviving and those supporting through social media, the site is way easy to navigate and really hooks you up!
  6. The TuTu Project just because the man is wearing a pink TuTu for gods sake and that is funny, yet he is doing it to raise awareness and that is awesome!
  7. Me, Myself and Breast Cancer my warrior sister way over in Mexico is raising awareness with he FB page. Sometimes the posts have nothing to do with breast cancer and are just to make us smile. Laughter is the best medicine!
  8. Cancer Connects is there for all those needs of any cancer warrior. They provide insurance help and alternative therapy plus mentoring for those battling the beast. They are my local FAVORITE and I am thrilled to be their fund raising princess.
  9. Jenny Saldana is my latest favorite. I found her video months ago and tried to connect but couldn’t then Twitter hooked a girl up! Chick is funny as hell and is reaching woman in a hilarious manor. Can not wait to work with her!!
  10. Condescending Wonka ok totally inappropriate and nothing to do with health NOTHING. But I mean come on all this health crap, activist shit and cancer is hard on the mind. Sometimes you just have to lose your self in the ridiculous!