Old habits, old dogs and many hours later... well, you get my drift. Some things never change. But I digress.
Hats off to my three HAWMC co-challengers: Marie, Jan and Yvonne. Knowing they were also digging deep spurred me on when I might otherwise have thrown in the towel.
So what were some of my favorite prompts? Creating a cancer haiku on Day 6 was fun. (I liked it so much I wrote another on hot flashes the same day. So not like me.)
On Day 19, I enjoyed imagining the five people I'd love to have over for dinner if I could go back in time. Speaking of time, writing about my first time getting a bloggy award (and being able to show some bloggy love to 22 of my favorite blogs) on Day 28 was a very satisfying challenge.
My third-person post, Our Lady With Cancer (Day 25) was a tough one to write. That confession was long overdue.
My 5 Challenges and 5 Victories on Day 27 allowed me to see that cancer really can give back more than it takes away.
But my favorite post of the challenge was your favorite too: It's Not My Fault I Got Cancer generated the most hits and seemed to strike a chord with readers as well: It garnered the most comments. Coming in a close second? 10 Tips for a Happy Life — the letter to my 16-year-old self.
For now, so long, farewell, HAWMC. I will embrace the respite from daily blogging that May brings. See y'all soon.
PS: The fact that I was able to work Don Draper into a blog on breast cancer? Brilliant, if I do say so myself. ;-)