When life gives you nothing but raunchy, moldy, old lemons, (sorry, Bey), there is no making lemonade out of that.

This week has seriously been the most difficult thing I’ve been through in a while–emotionally.

I have no patience.

I can barely move because my body is so sore from doing just everyday things (my hands and wrists are swollen and hurt) maybe from typing or doing normal household chores.

I’m not sick or anything. It’s nothing like that.

My life is just wanting to suck, like really suck, right now.

You ever feel like the world is working against you? That no matter how hard you work, everything and everyone wants you to fail?

Well that’s where I am… right now.

There are some things in my life that I just cannot share on this blog. Ok I might share, but I don’t know if I will today.

Now, get me a few drinks or have a girls night out, I may open up about my probs but I’m definitely not feeling the love from anyone right now, so chances are my mouth will remain closed.

One thing that’s really getting to me right now… this blog ain’t doing so hot. I’m not sure where some of my readers went or if it’s because people aren’t sharing and commenting on social media as much, but it’s definitely depressing that I’m not getting the pageviews I once was. As a blogger, we look at that (to measure our success) because we get excited when you get excited about reading our posts.

I started blog to write and to share my thoughts about things. I wanted to hopefully provide the reader with some entertainment, and to tell them to “perk up,Β life could be worse.”

I’m all about providing interesting content for my readers. And in reality, the numbers thing is just numbers. But as a blogger I want to see that the work I’m doing is doing some good. That it is growing.

It takes so much time and effort in posting a blog. First you have to come up with your an idea for your post, (if you’re really trying to make it grow, you research your idea and use Google’s keyword tool, to find keywords people search for on google that will send them back to your post), then you write the post, then edit the post (which I do sometimes), then you have to take a photo for the post and edit the photo and then you’re supposed to size each photo differently for your blog post, your FB post, for Twitter, Insta, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc. So that it does fit right on the social media site you’re posting on.

Then after that you’re supposed to share your post on social media (which ever platforms you use) and they should all say something a bit differently about your post… Like a different sentence clever each post. Did I mention throwing out some creative and trending hashtags? You should do that too.

Then you’re supposed to comment back to your readers who took the time to read and comment/share about your blog with the masses.

It’s honestly a lot of work. I probably left out a few steps, but that’s pretty much what you do.

Did I mention doing that after having cancer (and still trying to recover) and having a 1 1/2 and 4 year old around interrupting you every 10 seconds?

Yeah this whole blogging thing is not easy.

To be honest with you, I am getting someΒ traffic and I’m not just trying to look at the numbers, because I really do get excited with each share and comment from my readers. So the fact that I do have sweet comments and shares from you makes me feel a lot better than numbers ever will. That does mean so much to me and I always want to let everyone know that.

It’s just compared to how I was doing before the redesign,Β my numbers are struggling and THAT is disappointing.

I don’t know.Β Maybe I should just quit.

It is a lot of work. A lot.

It stresses me out.

The only thing is I enjoy writing. I would continue to write even if no one is reading. But knowing that people are reading makes me want to write more.

I enjoy writing and love trying to make people feel better about their lives through my ridiculous experiences, but I don’t know. I’m just not feeling like anyone cares right now.

I don’t feel like anyone cares about anything.

And that may be me projecting my life problems onto something like this blog.

One problem with having cancer, people care about you when it’s going on and then when you’re somewhat “healthy” again… BOOM, people disappear.

That’s depressing. I never really felt like people cared about me when I was a kid and because of my past. I haven’t been asked to be in many friends’ weddings (and now I don’t want to be asked). But when I was younger, I felt left out of everything. Of course I moved away to Alaska for three and a half years and that changed things. I didn’t talk to many people when I was gone.

I wasn’t around. I get it. I do. But I never replaced anyone. I never stopped caring about anyone.

And now that I’m here, back in Texas, that doesn’t seem to matter much either.

I don’t know. I’m just over it. I don’t feel like anything matters any more.

I’m not where I wanted to be in life.

Definitely don’t have a career going like I hoped I would.

Not personally either.

And definitely not happy with being a 28 year old, menopausal, post-chemo, pale-as-Casper, thin-haired-headed, woman. If that is what you can even call me.

Woman. I don’t even know how to define that word anymore. It definitely doesn’t describe me, at least not any more.

In other shitty news, I did go to the ER this weekend. The cause: a migraine. Still suffering from the damages, which is why I’m about to get off here.

I’m tired of all of this pain.

What do you think? Should I stick with blogging or just move on from it all?

Hoping everyone is healthier & happier than I am today,

 

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87 Comments

  1. I absolutely love reading your blog! You don’t sugar coat or make the difficult things seem fake. It’s real and honest and beautiful!!

    • Thanks so much Jamie. I try to be as true as I can. I just let things go out there in the internet and let it all just fly. It is what it is.

  2. You and I went to high school together, though I don’t believe we ever had a conversation. I knew your name, but not much else about you. I heard about what you were going through, and as a woman and a mother, my heart broke for everything you were going through. I’ve been silently keeping track of how you are doing ever since (not in a creepy way, I just don’t know the appropriate things to say/write in such situations). I’m here to tell you, I care. Someone from Wills Point who never got a chance to know you, cares about how you are doing, thinks you are witty and a very intelligent writer, and hopes you keep with it. For what it’s worth. 😊

    • Hey Casey. It’s so sweet of you to take the time to write me on here. It was definitely a difficult time going through all that with two babies at home. Believe or not there are worse stories I’ve heard of lately that are worse. It’s terrible. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It goes after whoever wherever it wants.
      But I will remember your words when I start to fell down or low. You’re so sweet. Maybe we can meet up one day.

  3. Um Hello!!
    We love you! And I love to read your blogs!

    I mean, I even reread them sometimes!

    We love you and the whole family.
    Don’t leave! You’re too good! πŸ˜€

    • Thanks Ashley!
      We love yall too! I knew you read my blogs but I love it when you comment and share them too. It’s even better when you reread them!
      Congrats on the marriage hun! Was Sky happy about everything? I’m sure she was. Hope everything is well!

      • Oh she was thrilled! And even more now that she’s going to be a big sister!!!! Woo hoo! Baby Spencer to arrive around Thanksgiving πŸ™‚ !

  4. Shelia Miller Reply

    I love your blogs! I say keep going! Casey you are one of the sweetest, selfless, loving person I know! Hang in there girl. Love you!

    • Thanks so much Shelia! I’m so glad your enjoy reading them so much. I don’t know about the last part. I can be pretty bitchy sometimes you just have to ask the right person. But I try to be kinds to everyone. I think after all of these comments I’m going to continue to blog.

  5. Priscilla Buffington Reply

    I admire that you have this platform, a kind of public diary, if you will, to just share whatever you feel. I know it must be easy to get caught up in numbers and shares and stats and comments, but I have a hard time imagining that’s why you initially started this website. You probably started it as a place for you to feel free–a place to open up about worries, joys, struggles and to even just complain. If you feel like that process has become more of a burden rather than a space to feel free, then yes, maybe it is time to close the blogging chapter. Why put so much effort into something if you’re not going to feel happy doing it?
    Personally, I think you’re doing a great work and providing an honest space for yourself and others. Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Priscilla. You are so kind. I didn’t start this blog because I wanted high numbers and pageviews. You’re right about that. I just wanted to make people laugh a little or let them know there are others who are out there like them struggling with the same things. With the comments I’ve gotten over time, it does make me feel like I’m making a difference or helping people in some way. I just need some affirmation that this is a good thing, I guess. But even if it wasn’t what I wanted to be…. it’s still something. It’s a diary of emotions, a brain exercise, an easy way to share my life with the world about this cancer situation, and a way for me not to feel alone.
      BTW, I want to come to your place for dinner and see how you eat and cook. All of your veggies look incredible!

  6. Melissa Allen Reply

    Don’t you dare quit! You didn’t quit cancer and you won’t quit this. You are talented and hilarious and if you lived closer to me I would crawl in bed with you daily and snuggle lol. Sometimes life sucks and sometimes it’s amazing but you can’t give up on the things that you really love. The moment to just lay in bed and don’t get up is the day you give up. You have the boys, cancer free, and a wonderful husband. There are many days I want to quit nursing school but I’ve worked too hard to see it pass me too quickly. Get up and tell yourself today is going to be a good day. Xoxoxox

    • We need to live closer so I can get some extra Melissa-time. Maybe i can bring the kids, they can play and I can blog and you can study?

  7. Are you kidding young lady! You better keep writing. That’s the only way I can check on you without seeming like an overly concerned mother/needy friend! Speaking of needy friend, let me know when you are down for a small girl’s night out…and I don’t mean party central lol. I’m too old for that.
    Love you always,
    Falycia
    P.s. your logo reminds me of 90s TV shows like Saved by the Bell. I love it.

    • LOL Chill, Falycia, just chill. I think I’m going to keep writing. I just want to remain consistently writing good quality content. I want to make sure the people will want to share and comment on my posts…

      Anyway, I agree we need a GNO, but I don’t want to party too hard, unless we get a party bus or something. Now that is extra fun!

      Thanks for the Saved by the Bell reference. Not I won’t be able to get that out of my head. SIGH

  8. Jess Hamlin Reply

    Keep sharing your talents, Cass! Sending my well wishes across the miles. Also, when are you coming back to AK? πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks, Jess. You’re the best. I wish I were closer to you so we could drink some beer and just chill. I miss you. Hopefully soon, my friend, hopefully real soon. Waiting to talk to KD.

  9. Well… I have never met you but feel you have taught me so much just by following your blog! Your a very funny, wonderful and inspiring Woman. We all have our good and bad days! I started following this by chance when my step-mom Debbie shared your wonderful blog on facebook… Keep writing and doing what you love and never stop doing that for you!!

    • I’m so glad you’re reading and commenting. Nice meet you Sarah (virtual wave)! I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog so far. Maybe if you like it so much you can share with your friends. Also, make sure to follow me on my social channels listed below! I’d love to get to know more about you! Oh! You can also subscribe to my newsletter!

  10. Cindi Walker Reply

    There are many that love you, the Wacky Walkers are some that do. I don’t care if you have hair, we are grateful to have you here. You are still a beautiful mom and your boys are so blessed to have you. You have a purpose and God has a plan. This is just a little bump.

    • Well I’m so glad I have the Walker clan’s support behind me! I appreciate your sweet words. I needed some uplifting today. Thank you so much.

  11. Linda Garrett Reply

    Cassidy, I really think you should continue writing. I love your blog. I think you are very witty. We all go through times when life is a little depressing. Maybe you should think about going back to school. Perhaps you should write a book??? I always felt like you had a great personality and a beautiful smile!!!

    • You know Linda? I was talking to one of my high school teachers (who is a preacher btw) and he’s doing some part-time over at TVCC. He teaches English. And he was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I’d be honored to be a student of his again. And how did you know? That’s my ultimate goal—to write a book. I just don’t know what to write about or where to begin. It’s all very complex to me…

  12. Brittany Beck Reply

    I enjoy your blog, but sometimes something has to give. Reevaluate everything in your life and what can possibly go away. What gives you the most stress? Most happiness? Find what you love and do it for you no one else

    • I know what you mean. This blog does give me stress, but it also gives me hope that I could change or help someone who is going through similar things I went through. When I started writing on this blog before I got cancer, I just wanted to write about anything. And I still do want to write. I want this blog to grow and blossom, but I want to be prepared for growth and I want to consistently provide great content for my readers. That’s what I want.

    • Thank you Kacie. Sometimes I don’t feel that way, but I think I need to stay with it and figure out the best way to plan my posts so I can stay ahead of the game.

  13. Shelly Moss Reply

    I love reading your posts and since both of us have earned our "C" card we both have a lot in common, not just talking stupid and bitchy and making fun of shit like we normally do. Don’t stop, especially talking about the cancer. "It’s okay to talk about the cancer" from my favorite movie in the world TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. Release all of stress and hopefully your words can helps someone else know that it will be okay. I love you Cass! KEEP WRITING and Ill make more time to read. Can you please use some dirty words jus for me?

    • Right back at you Shelly! With our "C" cards and sailor mouths, we definitely have a tight bond. I adore you and you’ve inspired me in so many ways to get back out there and get moving again. We need to get together and have some fun. Set our Cancer Cards out to fly and we can bitch, dance, and talk the night away! I love that quote. "The cancer…" sounds so serious. But it does relieve stress to talk about it. I mean it was a big part of my life seeing how i could have died and all. Look out for my next post because there will some gnarly dirty wordsies in there!

  14. Cass, your heart is bigger than I ever realized! I enjoy reading your blogs and getting to know the real you; not just the really smart gorgeous blonde cheerleader with the big smile and long nails πŸ™‚ thats what i remember most about you. Ive always admired your strength and confidence! Keep blogging & I’ll keep reading

    • Hey Cheals! Thanks, hun. I’m glad you’re enjoying the blogs and can get to see another side of me. It’s funny the things we remember from high school! I just remember you being fun, spunky and peppy Chealsey! LOL. We had some fun times together. I hope you’re doing well pretty girl! And, I will keep blogging!

  15. Angela Hicks Reply

    Stick with it!!! I love reading your posts. Hate migraines, I got a piercing in my daith to try and "cure" mine. I’ll let you know how that works out!

    • Yes, Angela, you must keep me posted about the piercing. I’d just heard of that a few weeks back. I’m so glad you’re reading. Thanks for commenting and showing your support. It means a lot.

  16. Natalie Marical Reply

    Stay! As a small business owner I can sympathize with you on the numbers game. Something so stupid like numbers decreasing can be so hurtful in your mind. But people get busy, just with life. While it may not be as consistent as you’d like, you have random people read and be affected and inspired by your words, that wouldn’t normally know you otherwise. That’s an awesome thing, and for that alone, you should continue to write. Plus you are kinda a natural!!πŸ‘

    • Thanks Natalie. I’m sure that must be difficult especially watching your very own business doing some ups and downs of its own. I actually wanted start my own business but if I stress out so easily about this, I can’t imagine what that would be like. I guess business sort of ebbs and flows with everyone and their lives. I will definitely continue to write.

  17. Barbara Springer Reply

    ..Please keep blogging.You have a special way with words.I don’t know how to see your stuff,unless your sister puts it on Facebook..I’m not very good with all this technology..I had cancer too.In 2012 I had my right kidney removed,I had a 12 cm mass on top my kidney.I didn’t have to have chemotherapy or radiation..I just you to know I pray for you and your family.Please stay..God Bless!

    • Thank you Barbara! You can search on Facebook for Life On Cass Lane and it should take you to my Blog’s Facebook page. Virtual high-five for good health! And thank you for the prayers. Please keep them coming!

  18. Kristi Mullins Reply

    Stay! You’ll be glad you did! Life is full of yucky and you have gotten way more than your fair share. People disappoint, change, and grow, but your posts are so real that everyone would be worse off for not having them. You are amazing… We need more of you!

  19. Susan Luneau Reply

    Cass, I love reading your blog. You are so funny {maybe not today} and inspiring. It is good for you and others to read about your cancer. It will help others to see there are cancer survivors. You have a wonderful family behind and in front of you to support you in any way you need. I know you have had a rough couple of years but our hope for you is that it is getting better. Even if it is a slow process. NEVER give up. When you feel like quitting just look at those precious boys and realize the fight if so worth it. You don’t have to respond to this post. I know you have other things to do. So don’t stress about the blog. Write what is on your mind. That is what we love about it.

    • Hey Susan! How are things going? I’m glad you’re reading. Some days I can’t use my funny bone to save a life. But I need to just keep on writing and posting and sharing. I need to stress less for sure. Thanks for commenting and supporting me!

  20. Chelci Barrons Reply

    I vote you should definitely stay. I enjoy reading your blogging. We don’t know each other personally but maybe know mutual people. I admire how strong you are for everything that you have been through. Just by keeping up with your posts you have a big heart & love that you share it through your blogging. We can definitely relate being a boymom! #momofthreeWILDboys.

    • Hey Chelci! Yes ma’am we do have some mutual friends. I appreciate your sweet words. I’m trying to stay strong though it’s hard some days, especially when your a boymom! Sending much love and strength your way with your three boys!

  21. Tatum Dyke Reply

    Girl, I can so relate on the being left out thing. I was gone for about 4 years. When I would come home for short visits I felt like people would go out of their way to come see me. But when I MOVED back to Texas….crickets. I didn’t get it. I still don’t. I try so hard not to let it bother me, but friends I had for years, friends I thought I was close to despite not living here, it’s like when I moved back we stopped being friends. I won’t get invited to weddings and baby showers, and it hurts. It’s like they forgot I moved back or something.

    Anyway! I think your blog is great πŸ™‚

    • Tatum, I totally know what you mean. I guess when we move away our lives drastically changed (cause we are in a new place, seeing new things, meeting new people) so we know what it’s like to miss home or miss out on things (parties and such) that we wished we were there. But their lives kept moving in the same way (because they didn’t have to go to a brand new place where you didn’t know anyone and missed holidays, birthdays etc.). I think that’s what it is. Their lives stayed routine-ly and we just weren’t part of their routine any more. Now that we are here full-time, there is no sense of urgency to soak up your time like it was when you were gone. At least that’s what I think anyway. Thanks for reading and commenting, love. Your photos of your house looked incredible by the way!

  22. Jess Zmolik Reply

    I think you should stay!! I love reading your blogs!!! I relate to so many things you write about it makes me feel better knowing I’m not the only one that feels that way!! You are such an amazing person Cass!!

    • Hey Jess.
      Glad you still enjoy reading. I always feel so alone but it’s good to know other moms feel the same way. You’re pretty amazing yourself, love!

    • Hey, Charlsie! Welcome! Glad you’re following my blog. If you have any questions, please let me know! It’s great to have a newbie around here.

  23. Cass… First of all to blog about your life is seriously to me one of the most brave things ever in my eyes. People can be so judgemental (you know this being from WP) but putting your emotions out there for everyone to read is kind of awesome to me. I could never do that.
    I don’t read every post but I do read them as they come across my Facebook newsfeed. Don’t give up on your blog just yet, you might be in a slump but I promise you there are more people out there that care than you realize.
    You have persevered through more than most people ever will in a lifetime at such a young age. I know that was not by choice but you are still here fighting the good fight, it’s not time to give up on your self yet.

    Heck I’m 26 in a career, not married, still in Wills Point some days I feel like I have it all together and then others I feel like I question every move that I have made the last 8 years since high school. I’m saying that because it’s so easy to compare your life with the ones around you and it’s so easy to think everyone else is one step ahead, " they seemed to have it figured out and I’m just over here chillin letting life pass me up." And with social media it’s so easy to feel that way because not everyone is as brave as you, 90% of the world seems to only post the good stuff, make everyone think their life is just dandy but in reality we all have our sturggles and regrets too.

    I hope you keep writing, I love reading your posts. It’s my way of keeping up with you from the sidelines and I’m sure so many of your old friends are just as guilty of keeping up from the sidelines like me.

    • You’re so right. People do only share what they want ‘others’ to know. Social media definitely doesn’t make things easier that’s for sure. And I feel the same like everyone has their lives figured out and I’m taking the back seat. It’s definitely all very difficult but I know that I need to keep on writing and blogging. I’m glad I am helping people in some way. Thanks for always showing your support!

  24. Lonnie Kincaid Reply

    Cass, I love reading your blog but only see it if your sister or mom shares it. Is that because I’m their friend on facebook? I have wanted to friend request you in the past to see if that would help but did not want you to think I was some weirdo friend requesting you. Your blog is the only one I read so not real sure how to know when you have wrote on your blog. I hope that you continue to write. I have a friend that I go and see and always read your blog to her. We prayed for you many of times and that lead me to sharing your blog with her. Please know your loved by many even by those you don’t know.

    • Hey Lonnie,
      Yes. You can follow my Facebook Page by searching Life On Cass Lane in the search bar. I’m so glad you’re reading and want to continue reading more! Thank you for the prayers and support. I can try to send you a page to follow in case you get lost. You can also sign up for my newsletter. Better yet, I’ll try to message you on FB! πŸ™‚

  25. Tonya Hunt Reply

    Keep blogging! Journaling is good for the soul! You are still on my prayer list and I know God had great things in store for you young lady! He has a purpose to all your madness! Breathe and soak up some sunshine! Continue that fight! You are blessed beyond measure!

    • Hey Tonya! I totally agree–writing helps me work through my stuff. I’m glad I still have prayer warriors out there! I will continue to fight. Thanks for always supporting and encouraging me!

    • Thank you Tonya. I’m so happy to have your support especially. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for you to read some of my posts, but I’m so thankful to have someone who understands read my blog too.

  26. Keep blogging. I think you are hilarious! I love your story!

  27. Stay. It is worth it for your readers who are isually quiet and just want to know you will keep doing this.

  28. courtcraft22 Reply

    Stay! I am totally glad some one shared this on FB. I feel terrible but I honestly just got wrapped up in my own things and stopped reading. Your hard work is appreciated and if it changes just a few lives its totally worth it right? Pray about it…

  29. Tara Ingram Reply

    KEEP On Blogging!! We love to read your blogs and laugh (even if it is at your expense) πŸ˜‰

  30. Mallory Layfield Reply

    Please stay! I’m a new reader (hey fellow BBB member!), but from what I’ve read so far, you are hilarious, honest, and your writing feels real. I read a lot of blogs that feel like they come from same machine, but your posts are so genuine! I hope things pick up for you soon, and I’m sending good vibes your way!

  31. Mallory Layfield Reply

    Please stay! I’m a new reader (hey fellow BBB member!), but from what I’ve read so far, you are hilarious, honest, and your writing feels real. I read a lot of blogs that feel like they come from same machine, but your posts are so genuine! I hope things pick up for you soon, and I’m sending good vibes your way!

    • Aww thank you Mallory! I’m glad people are reading my blog. I had no idea I had so many BBB members that follow me. I hope you’re still reading. I’d love to connect if you’re blogging too! It’d be nice to have a blog-bud!

  32. I think it comes down to how does it make you feel. You love writing, but the blog stresses you out. Instead of entertaining the thought of leaving, take a tiny little break instead and decide if you do want to come back. You can let all your readers know, if they are loyal they will stay! If you decide to go or take a longer break come back and let them know! If writing is an outlet, I say don’t give it up totally.

  33. Oh honey, It’s not that people suddenly stop caring when you "get better" but for me personally, when my friend was struggling with her cancer,it was soooo awkward and hard to see her when she was sick and even her bestest of best friends didn’t talk to her much when we were all together because none of us really knew, or know, what to say. I know you’re prolly thinking "that’s total horse shit!" , but I promise, I’m never one to search for what to say and I found myself NEVER knowing what I should or shouldn’t say so I kinda just stayed away. I know there are sooooo many people that love and care for u because I witnessed it (softball tournament done in your name) but it’s unfortunate they let life take hold and slip away from you in the physical sense but you are on their mind mentally and emotionally and I know that it’s NOT at all because they don’t care about u. I only met u briefly but u seem like a chick I could drink many beers with and have tons of laughs with. Your blogs are amazing so keep it up if your heart is in it, but only for that reason πŸ™‚ I wish u all the best, and I can’t imagine what your going through but you’ve been given second chances for a reason, I hope u find some peace in the world of shit you’re going through right now because you deserve it. My friend lost that battle so please be thankful that you’re on this earth because it’s for a reason, you may not see it now, but God doesn’t make mistakes:)

    • Thank you so much for this beautiful comment. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. That’s one of the most difficult things I’ve learned about this cancer journey. It’s effects so many people, relationships and loved ones. It’s truly difficult from every aspect of life. I’m glad you’re reading and following! I’m so sorry I didn’t respond sooner. I honestly had no clue this blog had so many comments!

  34. Your experience is so inspiring, and there are so many girls out there probably using your blog as a light to help them get through their own personal cancer journey.

    You’re an excellent writer and storyteller — so you should definitely keep writing. If you truly love having a blog, you should keep blogging but only if you still truly love it. Perhaps you’re being too critical of yourself and your blog and relying too much on numerical feedback to determine the worth of your blog. Some of the biggest blogs nowadays have tons of readers and get ZERO comments because there are tons of people who just don’t feel comfortable commenting. Just look at the out pour of love you’re getting in this post. So many people that care about your blog and you didn’t even know it! Hang in there!

    • I can’t believe I didn’t know how many comments were on this one post. I’m so glad I have people like you Natasha to keep me motivated. It’s definitely been hard to keep it up, that’s for sure. I hope you’re still reading and following!

  35. Brandy Babcock Reply

    Keep doing what you love. No matter what that may be. I enjoy your blog very much and whether you know it or not, it’s inspiring. Keep your head up!

  36. Hannah Dellos Reply

    I’m glad I came across your post on IG, I haven’t seen much activity from my fb feed. I know fb changes how we see things a lot. You and I might not personally k own each other, but we went to the same school and know some of the same people. I’ve followed your posts for about a year or more now. I love your optimism, and I love your transparency! Honestly, you’re a very talented writer as well! Do what makes you happy. Your audience loves you, but take care of you! God’s using you in big ways girlfriend! πŸ™‚

    • Aww thanks Hannah! That means a lot. I’m glad you started following. I can’t believe I didn’t see these comments when you wrote in June. I’m so sorry. I hope you’re still reading!

  37. Yolanda McLean Reply

    I read everything you write – I follow on bloglovin. Does bloglovin work to show you numbers, etc.? I follow a few bloggers that blog about their daily life – just everyday life and I’ve really enjoyed them. One went from a daily life blogger and is now a fashion blogger, I still read most all her stuff because I enjoy her style. I read a lot of blogs – like a real lot! I enjoy several of the ones that link up to other bloggers – for example Friday Favorites – love! Friday is my favorite blog reading day. I often find products that I try and really like this way. There are some that have a calendar that they’ll link up once a month for a shared theme – for example if you were stranded on an island what are three books you would bring or three beauty products or netflix series, etc. I lamely love that stuff – I will often read other writers that are linked to the posts. I find new bloggers that way.
    I continue to pray for you and I was so thrilled to see you pics from the 4th of July weekend, you out with your guys – just made me so thankful.

  38. I never forgot about you, if that matters at all. You are one of the most genuwine people I think I’ve ever met. You should continue, that’s what makes you, well you. I see the blessings you have…. A husband and beautiful children. That’s just from afar. Anyhow love ya girl, hang in there. 😊

  39. Hi! I’m an older reader and had discovered you before. My niece had AML and so I was drawn to your blog… I also totally get how life throws you lemons. I’m older as I said, and wish Id handled those lemons better!.. After following a while, I wasnt able to follow along as much because of my own "crummy" life at times LOL… but I saw you again on Blog Boss Babe. I’m starting a blog but havent yet. So glad to have come upon this blog again! Don’t quit. You have so much to write about! I’ve learned things can look really bad one day, but it only takes a moment for it to turn around! πŸ™‚

    • Wow! Thanks Carolyn!! That means so much. I’m so glad you found my blog. Did you ever start yours? I’d love to read it when you do. How’d you find me on BBB?

  40. Cass… you are so loved. You have extreme God given talent. Remember that what the world thinks is success is far from true success. Don’t worry about what other people think. No one and no thing can make you happy. Learned this the hard way. Find joy in yourself, takes a lot of pressure off those that are not designed by our Maker to make us happy. Joy is a choice. Choose life, choose happy, choose joy, choose to put others first. I have a friend who, every time I complained about something, feeling sorry for myself and unloved, would say, when’s the last time you were in the Word?" I’d lie and say pretty regular. Truth is when I am in the Word of God, following His plan, life is GOOD! I adore you! Focusing on others is so rewarding… you know this by the joy you received from your wonderful surprise gift to Klay.

  41. Stick with it. You have a gift that you are sharing with all of us! Thank you for the time you invest for our reading pleasure!!

  42. Trudy Deen Davis Reply

    You best not give it up, young lady. I saw a beautiful, vivacious, creative, no holds barred, balls to wall gal in my living room just a few weeks ago. I want you to grab on to that gal, let her process these feelings and then get back to it. There are those times we all have doubts and sadness and pain. You’re entitled considering all that has gone on, but don’t give up this passion that defines you. Love ya, 2nd cuz.

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