Yes, my handsome boy is back again. (Remember his first guest post?)
Yes, I did knit him that hat. Read on and you’ll see why. (And if you fancy one yourself, look here.)
Here are his thoughts on ‘Thrive’. I think we’ll forgive him the slight bias.
It’s that time of year again.
Not that time of year, though the adverts will be starting soon. No, it’s that time of year that mum has a new book out.
Nowadays the Studio (don’t call it a shed) is full of post-it notes as more books are being crafted, so I imagine I’ll be writing another one of these before too long.
In the meantime, we’ve got another unique take on the ‘Cancer Book’. A point made early on in the book is that we still seem to feel that surving cancer is enough. No matter how much you may struggle afterwards, at least you didn’t die. The new book, “Thrive”, is aiming to make surviving more than just survivng.
We’ve had our share of medical staff who just want to get you cured no matter what, but there’s not much concern for what happens afterwards; defining yourself as simply a Cancer Survivor isn’t enough for most people.
Lives continue to change and new challenges and changes present themselves (I was recently told not to refer to my move to Canada in a year as “for good” by mum) and it’s wonderful that this is starting to be addressed in the context of those who have had cancer.
Of course, I was always going to recommend the book, but you should definitely buy it.