Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. Bruce Barton
When I created WhereWeGNow, I was driven by my need to connect to others experiencing cancer survivorship. To me, cancer changed almost everything, and I wanted to reach out to make sure none of us was alone.
Our conversations have reminded me that change really is “the rhythm of living.” Although change hit suddenly and hard when I was diagnosed, it wasn’t the first time I got body-slammed by change. I bet it wasn’t your first time either and I know it won’t be our last.
We’re all survivors of cancer, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg, isn’t it? Before cancer, I survived family dysfunction, being laid off from a job, a cheating boyfriend, miscarriages and infertility. Cancer gave me a label – “survivor,” but I’ve learned that I’ve been a survivor for some time now. Long before I heard the words, “You have cancer,” I was someone who “continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship or setbacks.” I am the embodiment of the word “survivor” and so are you.
That brings me back to change, which I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. As prospering survivors, we have multi-layered, rich lives. That’s why I’ve been working on additional avenues beyond blogging to share with you. Tele seminars, eBooks and a newsletter are all in the works. Right now, I’m very excited to be putting the finishing touches on The WhereWeGoNow Survivor’s Manifesto. It’s coming soon, so watch out for it!
Because I want to devote more time to developing these additional offerings, you’ll be seeing a bit less of me in your inbox. I love blogging and will still keep posting, but I need time to grow the WhereWeGoNow platform and create additional ways to serve you. I’m very excited about these changes and can’t thank you enough for inspiring me to take this leap!
With each hardship or challenge, I’ve been blessed with “clearer vision, fresh hope.” If Friedrich Nietzsche is right and “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” it’s only because we’ve managed to achieve growth through change. Isn’t growth the gift that every survivor hopes for?
Survival > Existence,