Life with cancer as a blogger.
I wanted to talk today about how I’m dealing with Cancer and my business. When I first found out I had Cancer I said this is it for me I won’t be able to work. So much goes through your mind, loosing your hair, the side of effects of chemo, and all the extra that people will throw in your face. Do this, do that, don’t eat this, don’t eat that. The emotional support that followers have given me are amazing, but sometimes it can be exhausting. I honestly said to myself I will stop here, around December. I remember a few weeks after my diagnosis I got an email about working with WhoWhatWear and that changed everything for me. I said to myself brands still want to work with me, so I did not stop and instead I let it be my motivation to continue working and doing what I truly love.
What I do is I try to shoot everything in one day such as campaigns and the boutique merchandise. I also take another day to shoot for Vicidolls. I coordinate my good days to try to shoot as much of the content so that I can rest on those days I have chemo on or am not feeling well.
My family is always concerned about me still working and shooting but I really think it helps my mental stage in which I’m in. I feel like it’s ok to rest and give your body that time to heal but after 4 days it is not acceptable to stay in bed. I try my best to get up and get dressed even if it is for a selfie.
Sharing content is still important to me because as a blogger fighting cancer you don’t see that as much and I know my fight only motivates those who are looking for strength as well. Whether battling a disease or battling bullies or even battling themselves.
We see the good aspect of the blogger world but it’s ok to still blog with the extra perks.
That is why if your dealing with anything in life giving up simply because you think you have to should not be an excuse to stop doing what you love. If it’s dressing pretty or simply just showing up, you have to do it. Trust me, sometimes I wish I did not have to do it all but I know God has given this task and this battle and I have to find the balance in both.
For sure cancer has changed my life. There are times I break down on my knees because the heart break is bigger than the actual cancer. Your life changes and you now have to adapt to all those things you once had and can’t no longer enjoy. Do I hate I can’t travel as much, of course but I also know it’s all for my health. Sacrificing a little for the big picture in the future. Like I said once till I can’t anymore I will be blogging and posting and sharing what is now the lifestyle of someone with Cancer. She won’t stop because someone said she should just rest. Why just rest?
I don’t have my whole life and so I will do what I love and I’m glad you guys can join me. I hope this can give you a bit more understanding to everyone still wondering why I do what I do! Thanks for reading xo, K