Surrendering to the fact that you will never truly know the answer to why you got cancer is so incredibly challenging. But finding your own truth, well that’s an intense journey. It’s the lingering question right? You’ve been diagnosed and are going through the motions but one question just keeps stopping you in your tracks. “Why did this happen to me?”
In case you missed it I launched an Artist Collaboration recently and I want to share with you a bit about this months incredibly talented artist Brittany Ferns. Not only did she create an amazing piece for you to all enjoy as T shirts and Totes, but she has donated it to help us raise money for our youth program! What a woman!
You really need to ‘read the room’. Most people just want to be heard, not given advice. They want understanding and empathy, they may not want a positive spin on everything. Yet some might. They need their feelings and emotions validated. Yet there is no rule book on how to best do this with any given individual based on their needs in that specific moment in time.
Cancer has stripped me of my innocence. I miss the naive way I used to walk through the world. Knowing all too well that bad things existed, as I watched them unfold around me. I knew I wasn't immune, yet my innocence seemingly protected me from the possibility of them becoming my reality.
My hair, other than being my security blanket to hide my insecurities behind, was always one of my favourite features. It was thick, messy and wild at times. I loved it. But it was time to face this head on, I wasn't going to let Cancer strip me of my hair, I was going to do it myself on my own terms!
- When you're diagnosed with cancer, you have a choice. The choice to identify as the victim and wallow in the ‘why did this happen to me’, or you can allow yourself to feel that, but not remain in that state.