Most people that have been around me in the past year probably know that I have been living my life loosely based on two phrases post treatment: Life is short. Live life to the fullest.
Having a support group and incredible friendships made up of young breast cancer survivors is truly a blessing to me. It can also be really hard. The sad reality is that until a cure is found, not all of my friends are going to make it. How do you deal with that?
I deal with it by doing my best to not take life for granted. I deal with it by living my life to the fullest. I deal with it by challenging myself to do things I wouldn’t have done before I had cancer. I deal with it by giving back to the organization that has given so much to me in the past three years. I deal with it by riding in the YSC Tour de Pink (TdP).
|If you had met me before I had cancer you would have thought, there is no way that this girl can ride 200 miles in three days! I would have agreed with you. If you had met me before my first TdP last year you probably had doubts still. I might have had a few doubts too. But I overcame my fears, doubts and my leftover aches and pains from chemo. There is something so powerful in setting such a physical goal and attaining it.||
I no longer doubt whether I can do something that I set my mind to. And you shouldn’t either. If I can do it, anyone can!
Please consider joining me on either coast this year for an amazing adventure in honor of all of my YSC sisters.