It’s been so long since my last blog and this has been a conscious decision following Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The response to my #ablogaday was phenomenal and thank you to everyone who contributed and all who engaged with it. What I was not prepared for was the emotional toll that came with it.
Throughout September I was inundated with blogs from friends, family and virtual friends who all wrote enlightening and inspiring pieces straight from the heart. Of course, I had to read and edit blogs where necessary, I hadn’t thought this bit through. At the beginning, it was fine but as the days went on, the rawness and honesty in these blogs started to weigh me down. It was the hurt and the pain that so many people carry round with them that hit my heart. On 25th September #ablogday stopped. In all honesty I think a was waiting for Mr Brown to contribute, and once he had my pursuit was over. I needed a holiday so I packed up my Blog and spent some time away.
I’m back with a new haircut and everything! I’m back and really looking forward to writing again. I’m back recharged and emotionally back on form. One thing that makes me so proud of Mrs Brown’s Blogs is the positive engagement that takes place and the supportive platform it offers others. This is want I now want to build on. Whilst Childhood Cancer is still part of our lives and always will be, I want to move away from it being the main emphasis of my writing. I now want to explore the myriad of parenting and family experiences that we all enjoy/despair of each day. There will of course be the added dimension that my son is in treatment for leukaemia but all families have their unique dimension. And that is what is so wonderful about us all. We can all celebrate our achievements, worries and concerns – none are more significant than others, it’s all about perspective.
I’m so pleased to be back and look forward to sharing my thoughts and feelings about the crazy and often confusing world around us. I have plans to explore behaviour as communication, our daily routines and how we goal set for ourselves and our family. I want to start to combine my emotional journey with my experience as an educator to explore the everyday nuances of life.
I hope you’ll continue to join me on this journey. I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to be excited again – Let’s chat about and enjoy those small things!