Thoughts & Prayers

"Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."

Yeah, no sh*t. Thanks, John Lennon.

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The last month for me has been quite a blur. I am juggling a million different things right now from my business, to freelance gigs, to everything in between.

So that is when 2018 decided to call a major audible and decided to drop the bomb of all bombs on me.

Breast Cancer.

Yup, good ol' Breast Cancer. I was recently diagnosed (March 8, 2018, to be exact) with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ in my left breast. I am not going to give you a health lesson in this post, but basically, it is the most basic bitch of breast cancers, in that it is the most common.

So, wait? You mean that I have to somehow grow my business AND deal with this? That sounds reasonable.

I realize that many of you reading this right now are still trying to process this because you see my Instagram and I continue to be operating as a gal that does not have anything seemingly wrong with her. I put out content and videos and go out for drinks, and I am not rocking back and forth in a corner reading my will out loud to my dog.

Well, I did do that. Yes. I definitely did that.

However, when I peeled myself off the floor of my apartment, I realized that the only way to recover from this was to recover from this. So that is what I am doing.

By the time you read this, I will be recovering from a bilateral mastectomy. The middle finger to breast cancer everywhere. The big kahuna.

While it is important for me to share this news with you, I don't want to let this define me or get in the way of how I help people. I will, however, use this as another tool to take my clients on their own journey. Regardless of what life throws at you, whether it is death, divorce, cancer, money trouble — you really can get through it and still live the life you want to.

I am still trying to figure out what the universe was trying to tell me here. Slow down? Stop worrying about insignificant things?

Yes. All of that. This diagnosis has changed me in a big way and will continue to change me. I am now thinking about ways that I can help other women my age with awareness, and also just being more relatable about what to expect.

The fact is, if there is one thing I have learned in all of this, it's that your purpose can expand when you least expect it.

I am launching a separate blog related to my cancer that I hope will inspire others who are the youngest person in the waiting room wondering why everyone is looking at them. Life is happening right now, even when you are imagining the worst.  

Thank you for your support as I embark on yet another journey of self-discovery.

 

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