About The Canswer Man:

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A simple man with a simple plan: Kick the Big "C" with a cocktail of family/friend love, unapologetic laughter and a dash of Nat-titude.  And if I'm lucky, maybe even one of my odd-servations will help with YOUR situation.

Please join me on my selfish/selfless journey --- to infinity, and beyond!

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New Normal

New Normal

Mundane, repetitive, boring, consistent, uninteresting, droll, predictable - everything about a routine sounds blah.  Yet when surrounded by the overwhelming chaos of cancer (from outside and within), there are aspects of a routine which can have benefits.  The disease is forcing me to define a new normal.  But there seems to be no reason why I can't bring along with me the best of my previous daily routine as a foundation for New Normal Nat 2.0

As we push through one day at a time, there is comfort and solace in certain regular functions that keep the day flowing, help me stay on track when thoughts or actions derail my focus, and ensure that almost automatically I'm remembering to take care of myself.  I don't sleep-walk through the day, but if I keep checking off daily chores and actions, then I know I am at minimum staying on the right track.  The track that was imagined/established at the beginning of this new journey, and the track that will carry me over the finish line.

As long as possible:

I will keep on working (really, how hard is it to sit at a desk and push a cyber pencil; and we need to keep the funds flowing)

Strive for a more reasonable work/life balance (ie: less work / more life & rest; I am learning to delegate some of my regular chores  -  this is harder for me to do because I seem to have been built to work/serve)

And keep trying to be the best “new version of me” that I can be (I said “trying”). 

So in the face of everything now being so new, I'm going to start with something old (something normal) – with what I know.