I am separating who I am from what my body wants to do
As I travel through my journey toward self-love, acceptance and healing, I’m hoping to use my experiences as a woman, a mother and a person living with cancer to empower other women on their own journeys. I will not be defined by what my body is going through.
I am not fighting; I am healing
No matter who you are or what challenges you are facing, you can find happiness, peace and become a more complete person. As I use this blog to document my experiences, I hope you will draw inspiration and learn to place a deeper focus on mind, body and spirit. I’m not fighting cancer, I’m going to use it as a catalyst to change myself and help others.
We are all beautiful creatures on a life path. The theme of this blog is this moment, because that is where we need to live and there is no time to delay. We need to use this moment to draw out the best of what is already inside of us and find our own truth and happiness.
This page is the most difficult for me to write. I have never really been comfortable talking about myself. I have always encouraged others to tell me their personal stories – that is where I am most at ease, as the listener. We each have a story, and that is often how we identify ourselves. Despite my hesitance to tell my own, I’ve recently realized that my story might have the potential to help others along their journey.
For the past year, I have been trying to answer the question: Who am I? Am I the woman who six years ago was diagnosed with breast cancer and has gone through treatments that changed the very essence of my being? Am I a mother and a wife and an artist? What is my purpose on this Earth? What is intended for me?