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Establishing a New “Normal”

Life After Treatment


This is my first week since being diagnosed with both colon and breast cancer that I haven’t had a doctor’s appointment of some kind. The completion of chemotherapy feels both like Yay! and weird at the same time.  

I’ve been spending my time writing, napping (still have fatigue) and today thinking about what’s next in my life. I’m wide open and want to find my purpose and go for it, except I’m not sure what that is. Should I establish a freelance writing career or go into corporate marketing? Maybe explore a totally different opportunity I hadn’t considered. I’ve been so focused on treatment and fighting my cancers that I’m not sure where my road leads.


I’ve got choices, which is a blessing, but I want to make sure I’m not wasting a moment of my life pursuing something that’s not going to grow me as a person and help me realize my dreams.


I see lots of paths in front of me and I’m standing in the forest trying to figure out which road to travel. Maybe I should follow my own advice. Live in the moment, and breathe. The inspiration will come to you.




Today’s Question 💬



I saw this image the other day and it gave me pause. I thought, how many of us have actually posed the question and applied it to our daily lives? It might sound a little metaphysical, but I think it’s an important ponderance.

Having been diagnosed with not one but two cancers, Colon and Breast – yeah I’m special like that😄 my immediate response was,to be a cancer survivor. But the question is deeper than that.

I believe it means what drives you? What brings you joy, and are you living for that feeling every day?


Are we satisfied with a day to day grind? Getting up in the morning, dressing for work, sitting in rush hour traffic. Arriving at work, trying to keep a low profile and avoiding the boss. Somehow making it through the day, getting the heck out of dodge, and yet again enduring the traffic crunch. Arriving home, grabbing something cold to drink, plopping in front of the TV and vegging out on The Walking Dead?

This quote by the writer Oscar Wilde proclaims:


Something to think about.