Judy Schwartz Haley started her first blog in 2001, and this current iteration of CoffeeJitters in 2008, but it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2010 that she truly came to understand the connective and supportive power of social media, and the healing power of writing.
Still a college student, as was her husband, and the parents of an infant just learning to walk, they had their hands full with this diagnosis. After a year and a half of treatment, Judy now spends her time juggling term papers, play dates, doctor appointments, potty training, volunteer work, photography, and of course, writing CoffeeJitters.
She still drops a few balls along the way, but she includes consuming copious amounts of coffee, and a willingness to be imperfect among her coping skills.
You can learn more about her cancer story here:
Get to know Judy a little better:
A relearning how to dream after cancer blog – Cancer trauma is more than physical
Bloggers at Work - a day in the life of a Mommy Blogger
Walkthrough of radiation treatment for a cancer patient – Ever wonder what radiation therapy is like? This is the post to share with someone who is nervous about starting radiation.
The Camera Bag – thoughts on gratitude, photography, and random acts of kindness
Blogging – and women’s history – why I blog