“Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.” – William Wallace (Braveheart, written by Randall Wallace)
This quote is very representative of me since I’ve had cancer. I was just existing before that, tricking myself into believing I had a full, wonderful life. Nothing could be farther from the truth! When my life hung in the balance (and many of my friends and family still have not heard that story!), I knew that I knew that I KNEW I wanted to fight for my life. Once cancer was taken from my body and chemotherapy was finished, I sought to make my life worth living, now that I had it back. That is when I started writing in earnest. Then, in August of 2012 I went on retreat and came back with the impulse that I was to write on a blog daily. I didn’t know what it would be like or who would read it – or anything about it, really – but write I did and haven’t stopped or looked back since.
Then my former husband, who helped me during my cancer stuff, proposed remarriage. We were remarried 12/12/12, and I am still so blessed with a man who honors my instincts and passions and gives me so very much support in my field of writing. That is what a true partnership is – helping your partner to be the best person they can be, not trying to change them but just encouraging them. And that means a very good LIFE to me. 🙂
- Thanks, but no thanks, cancer. (feistybluegeckofightsback.wordpress.com)