The shock of my life
But life has a way of throwing curveballs at us. In the spring of 2018, after a string of doctor’s visits to inquire about some minor chest pain and a constant flu, I received the shock of my life: I was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I was stunned. Cancer? But I was 24 years old. There had to be some mistake…
Finding new truths
Yes, cancer took a lot away from me. But healing from it gave me more than I ever could have imagined. Trapped indoors, my body attacked by this violent disease, I was forced to look inwards and, after much reflection and soul-searching, I found new truths.
Befriending the beast
I learned firsthand that change truly starts from within; from the way we perceive things. I started by changing my words, and my thoughts soon followed. Instead of viewing cancer as an unwelcome beast, and myself as a “warrior” who needed to “fight” it, I befriended cancer, and it was through this mindset that I was able to not only overcome it, but to get the best out of it as well.
I was working on my emotional fitness before even knowing what it was! With time, I began seeing cancer as a blessing instead of a disease. A blessing that allowed me to find my inner strength, and to heal. To have my life back, and learn what I needed to do to make the most of it.
Turning the bitter into better
I aim to help others develop healthy habits of the mind to become mentally and emotionally strong, so that they may overcome their own struggles and unlock their true potential. Mark Twain said, “Find a job you enjoy, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I couldn’t agree more!
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