This blog started out back in 2012: it feels like a lifetime ago.
I was going through a pretty rough time and I started blogging to help me cope. To begin with, it was just another blog about another girl navigating depression – but it became so much more than that to me. It turned into the story of WeeGee in the wild: a no holds barred account of living and loving here in WeeGee land.
I kept the blog active for around three years before other, real world things started to intervene. Eventually I realised I didn’t have the time (or perhaps it was the inclination I was lacking) to keep up with my story here on How Do You Eat An Elephant? And so I set it to one side. I didn’t really intend to come back to it in the future but I also couldn’t quite bring myself to shut it down.
And then, in 2018 aged 39, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. At first, I didn’t know what to make of being a person with cancer and I certainly didn’t know how I was going to find my way through it.
And then I remembered How Do You Eat An Elephant? I remembered all the lessons I’d learned about putting one foot in front of the other and about doing things bit by bit, and about keeping on keeping on. It seemed clear: if I couldn’t find a way through it, then I’d have to find my way round it. And I decided I might as well write about it as I went along.
I re-launched this blog in January 2019. In some ways it’s just another blog about another girl living with cancer. But in other ways it’s so very much more than that…..
Love you all lots like jelly tots,