A Quick Introduction

This blog started years ago as I wrote about my life as a young volunteer. It fizzled out as I began university and other things began to take priority in my life. In February 2014, Mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer and around May 2015, I06 started to blog about my life as a young person living with a terminally ill parent. It was picked up by the Huffington Post and I soon realised that there was a real space out there for this sort of writing.

My Mum had metastatic breast cancer and died on 23rd October 2015 at the age of 53. I have had to come to terms with her death, with grief, and with the after-effects of living with cancer in the family for so long. I now blog about her death, my grief, and learning to live without her.

I plan to continue to blog about all of this because I think it’s important to talk about it. Mum was always open about death (as a palliative medicine doctor, I think it’s part of the package!). I’m learning how to get my blog out there and reach the people who need it.

This blog is very much still a work in progress (as am I!) so any thoughts and feedback are always gratefully received.

Keep smiling,

3 thoughts on “A Quick Introduction

  1. Hi, I enjoy reading your posts, and thinkyou are showing increadable courage in what you are facing with your mum at the moment.
    I have just nominated you in my Brotherhood of the world award post
    I would love it if you joined in.

  2. Hi Naomi, I’ve just discovered your blog and really looking forward to exploring it. I work with Podium.me. We’re a podcast platform that tells the stories of young people aged 25 and under. We’d love to do an interview with you. Please send me an email to beth.young@podium.me if you’re interested. In the meantime, please check us out at http://www.podium.me.

    1. Hi Beth,

      Thank you for contacting me. I’ve checked out your page and it looks awesome 🙂 I’ll drop you an email.

      All the best,

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