So here it is, blog number eight in 30 days (1 month). I have officially met the minimum requirement for the Toastmasters speech that I will be giving on December 12th “Write a Compelling Blog.” I don’t know how compelling my blog is, but my mom likes it!
I have blogged in the past, but I have never been compelled to write this many blog posts in one month (maybe that is how it is compelling). The most I did before was one blog post a week, so I want to talk a little about the experience of writing eight posts in a month.
It was hard. But it was also easy. The hardest part was probably remembering to take pictures of things, as I needed pictures for the blog posts featured images. The easy part is just writing the blog. I can pretty much just dump whatever dribble out of my brain and type it up. I have gotten a little experimental with grammar, but nothing too extreme. I have been able to share my experiences with dialysis and comedy, sometimes both at the same time. I have learned a lot about myself from documenting two of the open mic experiences that I have had, and I think that I will continue to use this blog to write down my feelings after going to mics to perform comedy.
Ultimately, I don’t really care about coming up in the comedy world, but I would like to have a career as a public speaker, talking about my experiences being on dialysis. I want to deliver this message with humor, so it doesn’t sound like a lecture (eat right, exercise, and see your doctor regularly), and that is where comedy comes in. Comedy also helps me to gain experience talking in front of strangers. I know everyone in my Toastmasters club, so it is just like talking to a group of friends, but I still get nervous going to mics.
Also, tomorrow is pee jug day, weee! This is one of the four days a year that I will collect my urine for 24 hours, so the doctors can see how much kidney function I still have left. I like to stay at home all day, so that I don’t have to lug around a jug of pee (lug a jug) everywhere I go (which is kind of gross). I will bring the jug to my monthly lab appointment on Monday, so they can play around with it (analyze it).