I always thought I knew who I was with my feet on the ground, family and friends in my heart until that fateful day in December when I heard, “you have breast cancer.” At that moment, I can still remember feeling of the ultimate shock putting my mind and body in a complete numb state.
I want to share with you what I’ve been taking away from this journey and how I’ve doubled down to make sure I’m grounded with life. Everything from nature, family and love. They say cancer will change you, and it has, it has made me fall more in love with the people and things around me.
LIFE IS FULL OF SURPRISES….
Just like that, you wake up at 34 years old with a diagnosis of cancer. You think why me? How me? Is this real life? I am too young! I was just trying to get pregnant and now I have Cancer?
My journey of breast cancer has given my soul a new purpose. I can only hope none of you are ever diagnosed with anything to experience what I am going through, and can use this blog post as a way to learn to look at things a little differently. I have a new beautiful way of living life as if one foot was ready to leave this world as I know it.
Here are some lessons that I have learned in a short time that I want to share.
• Spend time in nature. Every day take a few minutes to go outside and use this to remind yourself to stay grounded
• Place your hand over your heartbeat. Breathe in. Feel that? That is your daily reminder of being grateful you are alive
• We are all G-d’s children and beautiful; just how he created us
• Love yourself proudly, fiercely and frequently
• Lean on your support system when you need it
• Stop worrying so much about how you look. Beauty is on the inside.
• Bald really is beautiful
• If you are lucky enough to have children; teach them from day one they are beautiful from the inside. Show them what it looks like to be different. Make them watch the movie Wonder. Love them with all your heart and never stop showing them that kindness and love is what matters.
“Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”
I may have lost a piece of my innocence when I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 34, but my soul at a young age has gained more than I could ever expected.
Everyone’s soul is special and unique. If you allow it, it will radiate and bring beauty, love and wisdom to light. I want to know, what is it in your soul that shines so bright? Comment Below.