SEVEN YEARS CANCER FREE!!
Can you believe it? I can hardly wrap my brain around the fact that I beat Breast Cancer Seven years ago!!
Those of you closest to me know that I am fascinated at the meaning behind numbers. I find the meanings intriguing, they are signs. When researching what the number seven means, I discovered that the number seven in Judaism teachings holds great significance. Seven is one of the greatest powers, representing creation, good fortune, and blessings. That makes this cancerversary propitious for me.
The greatest miracle today is that I am here!
Celebrating this milestone every year may seem superfluous to some, but to me it is a significant, personal, overwhelmingly wonderful celebration and acknowledgement of my fearless journey. A celebration of a moment in time that tried to break me, but instead it ended up breaking me open. It broke me open to a beautiful acceptance and natural self-love that I have long craved my entire life.
I can’t change that I had cancer, I can change how I view myself after cancer. Cancer may have robbed my breasts; I cannot allow it to rob my thoughts. However, with cancer, the fear of recurrence is normal, and sometimes, especially for me, the fear seems to loom and linger in my mind in the days leading up to my anniversary. I find myself engulfed with a flood of emotions. Even after all these years, I cry a lot this time of year for many reasons. But then I take a big deep breath, smile, and confidently move forward to the next milestone, knowing that I’ve got this.
Although my motto has always been and will always be, don’t look back keep going forward. I have found that when going through a cancer journey, no matter where you are in the journey it’s just as important to look back as it is to look forward. In doing so I found that it helps me to remember my journey and gives me great strength to keep pushing forward. By taking the time to reflect on this day and share it with all of you, I am able to look back at where I’ve been, and all of the milestones I’ve achieved, and the goals set for myself.
Cancerversaries are all about moving forward and celebrating your life. I’ve come so far and this Cancerversary milestone proves it.
I have been so blessed these past seven years to have all of your support, whether you just joined me on my journey, or you have been with me from the start, maybe you bopped in for a short while and left. No matter when or how your love and support has made a world of difference to me.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share my journey with you.
Today and all the days ahead I get to create and write a new story each year, a different story...a better story... a self-love story.
Seven years ago today, I beat Breast Cancer, which has propelled me on my journey of self-love...for that I am forever grateful.
"Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do."
~ Brene Brown
Never Lose your Sparkle!