I just received notification that my domain name has come up for its annual renewal. Though technically, “Paul’s Heart” shows as only having started January 6th, 2013, it actually began the year before, as a technical glitch, forced me to begin all over, transferring all of my stories over. Fortunately at that point, it was only a few dozen.
Although my first post, was just a “Welcome To Paul’s Heart” message, and what my blog was going to be about, life as a cancer survivor and as a dad to two wonderful daughters, the first official post was called, “What Happens When You Outlive Statistics.” That was written eight years ago. My health had already turned from my late side effects from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma back twelve years earlier. And now, I am a survivor of cancer of more than thirty years.
The thing that keeps me going, is I have goals. Goals with my daughters, and things I still want to complete. The Covid19 pandemic has given me the best start of writing my first book, written solely by me. In fact, not even completed, I have ideas for three more after that one.
Then there are the things I have written here. I have published 922 posts so far, and I have 254 prompts started. So I am not running out of material any time soon.
But what has meant the most to me, are the comments that I have received over the years, either encouragement or appreciation because of knowledge gained from my experiences. Honestly, I have a lot longer to go.