Faith Over Fear

Blind Faith…..  Faith over fear….

These are some of the things that I am repeating to myself as we are driving over to the breast surgeon. It has been exactly one week since I found out that cancer is in my breast. I have done a lot of work towards coming to an understanding that this has become part of my journey. It may not have been a path I was expecting to take ( in fact I have said this past week that I am the last person I thought that would have cancer ). But here it is. And now I have to make a choice. Am I just going to sit and cry and bemoan my situation? Or am I going to walk my talk and have faith. Have faith that I am being taken on this path for a reason.  Have faith that whatever treatment I need, I am safe and I will use this experience to become even stronger. I still consider myself a healthy person. I still consider myself strong.

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One Foot in Front of the Other…

Breathe in….Breathe out….Move on (Anon)

One foot in front of the other. That is what is going through my mind. It has been a very short time since I found out I have breast cancer. My mind is….well honestly it is spinning. I believe in “things happen for a reason” and that there are lessons that I must learn on this journey. But I am still trying to process. I haven’t quite gotten out of the “why me”. This just feels so surreal. It’s funny what can trigger you when trauma happens. When people ask me “How are you?” it is all I can do not to break down and cry. It’s not like they are threatening Continue reading “One Foot in Front of the Other…”

The People Pleaser

Why bother blogging?  I have always been drawn to writing.  In fact, it is how I say I survived my teen years.  I mostly wrote when I was incredibly sad or angry.  I wrote about things that I could never say out loud or let people know how I really feel.  But now, I feel like blogging can help me share what I have learned over these past few decades in my career as an educator.  If I was to describe my personality before I began teaching, I would say that I was a bonafide people pleaser.

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Plot Twist!

First post. Yup. This is my first post. And it’s a doozy. Today I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Wow. Seeing it in print is a bit harsh. I mean….I have worked hard at being healthy. I juice, I use mostly chemical free make up, body products, I use essential oils and rarely take any medications like Tylenol or Advil. I am a person who looks at the bright side of things. I look for the blessings and gratitude within a situation. I believe
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