The very thought of writing a blog had me procrastinating and, oddly, at a loss of words. What should I write about? Every idea that popped into my head I had questioned into oblivion. Is it blog worthy? Would someone want to read this? What should be in a blog?, etc.
Then, over dinner with a colleague, it was pointed out to me that a blog is the modern day journal, a place to record my thoughts and reflections. It was there all the time. My blog. It was so BIG that I could not see it. My irrational fear of blogging was about to come to an end. Here is that story.
I have been volunteering at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. They raise money for pediatric cancer research. My time is spent reaching out to researchers/investigators who have received financial grants from the foundation. I inquire about several things: what scientific breakthroughs the foundation has funded and what impact their funding has on pediatric cancer patients. In short, I spend my days asking others to share a story with me. Some of these stories are scientific in nature and others are about how research has helped (or will help) a patient. And, as was pointed out during that aforementioned dinner, I spend my days recording the stories of others when I could not seem to derive one of my own. What irony!