I feel bad that I have not posted in a long time, but as the title of this post says "I have just been busy living life". That's a good thing right? I guess what I mean by that is I have not had as much time or focus on thinking about breast cancer as much as I use to. I have been very actively starting my art business (that was my 2011 New Year's Resolution - yikes!) that I have been behind on. I am also working on decorating our new home. I volunteer at my son's school art class and teach fitness programs for the kids sometimes after school. I am on the PTO (never thought I would say that!) and help raise money for the school. In addition, I continue to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients by talking to them and offering encouragement (I talked to three newly diagnosed women just this past week!). I also write letters new newly diagnosed women through Girls Love Mail (link at bottom of my blog).
As I think about all that has transpired in the past two years since my diagnosis, it is a lot to take in. So much has happened at times it's hard to comprehend. For me though, I continue to try to move forward in my life in a healthy, positive way. I am to a place where breast cancer DOES NOT define me. It is something that happened to me - but it is not who I am. I really believe that now. I don't know when I got here in my thoughts, but it is a GOOD feeling.
I know I will never truly be free from breast cancer. It will always be a part of who I am, but as time goes on it becomes a smaller and smaller part of me. For that I am grateful. Life is amazing and I am so happy. I won't let breast cancer rob me of that every day. I won't be defined by breast cancer or the fear that comes with it. I just won't! I guess that is why I don't post as much anymore. I am just busy living life! I hope that anyone newly diagnosed or at the beginning of the breast cancer road holds on to this post and keeps the faith that they will feel this way too one day.
I am a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, a neice, an aunt and a friend. I never thought I would hear the words "It's not good. There are cancer cells". December 8, 2010 changed my life forever. This is my scary, long, enlightening journey through breast cancer. I hope that my words help others facing a similar situation or those that love someone going through breast cancer. I don't know where the road in front of me leads, but I know that Breast Cancer won't define me.
"Don't spend time worrying about how you are going to die. Worry about how you are going to live today"
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Just Busy Living Life
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Hello! I just got your comment through the forum and i linked onto your blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage me with your words. It means a lot. I have a personal style fashion blog and i plan to continue posting through this so i can have a sense of normalcy. I will keep you and my new found sisters in my prayers :-) GOD Bless!ReplyDelete