I’m a fan of People magazine. I have many in-real-life friends who understand my fascination with that website and magazine. For years, my home page was the newspaper website. The day I was laid off, I changed my default home page to people.com.
MTV reality star Diem Brown died after battling cancer for years. She was 32 and one of my favorite Challenge contestants. She was relatable (is that a word? my spell check is saying “no.”) Long after her stint on MTV, I followed her through her blogs on People and on social media. She remained positive (at least on social media) until the bitter end.
I’m in disbelief and I just feel for her family and friends.
And I hate cancer. I hate what it has done to many of my own family members and close friends. I hate what it has done to young children who don’t deserve that kind of fight – that kind of suffering.
When I read the news in September that Diem’s cancer had returned, I held out hope for her. She had fought ovarian cancer and survived. She battled cancer a second time around, and surely she’d kick cancer’s butt this time.
Sadly, she did not beat cancer. She did not go down without a fight, though.
And I know this isn’t the deepest post in the world, but it’s what I’m thinking at the moment. That’s what counts today, right?
Welcome back to another week of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This is the time where I spend 5 minutes free writing. I usually post this for Saturday morning, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. It’s totally fine.
Want to participate? The rules….
1. Set a timer for five minutes. (Or keep tabs with your computer’s clock.)
2. Write freely. Any topic. Whatever is on your mind. It doesn’t even have to be completely cohesive.
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