3 unexpected lessons I learned from my journey with breast cancer
Breast Cancer Awareness Month holds a deeply personal significance for me. It's a time not only to reflect on my own journey but also to share the unexpected ways that breast cancer has changed my life for the better.
Here, I want to break down these transformative lessons:
1. Finding purpose is important
Before my diagnosis, I thought I was living a good life. But looking back, I realize I wasn't truly living with purpose. It was like I was on autopilot, just going through the motions. I wasn't actively creating the life I desired, and my day-to-day activities didn't align with what really mattered to me.
Breast cancer forced me to take a step back and ask myself some tough questions. Was I living with purpose? Should I pursue different work? Should I even work at all? This was a turning point for me. I learned the importance of having a clear reason for everything I do.
2. Slowing down is key
Rush, rush, rush. That was my life before. I was always on the go, constantly in a hurry. It was exhausting. Then, cancer came into the picture. It made me realize that work could wait, people could wait, everything could just wait.
Slowing down wasn't just a luxury, it was a necessity. If we don't take the time to slow down, we pay a price. Our mental and physical health suffers. So, I made a conscious decision to take things at a slower pace. And you know what? It made all the difference.
3. You can make life better
Breast cancer taught me something powerful: we all have the ability to make our lives better. Living with intention is the key. When I'm intentional about these lessons, life feels more vibrant and meaningful. It's not about waiting for a big wake-up call like cancer, it's about choosing to live every day with purpose.
You don't need a big event to make positive changes. You can start today by looking at life in a new way. Let's choose to live with intention and celebrate the gift of life, every single day.