Today . . . I need a soundtrack. **
Five years ago right now, I was in the midst of being diagnosed with cancer. Although I don't think about it quite as obsessively as I once did, I still think about it every day. And, in many ways, that whole experience - from concern to worry to diagnosis and right on through treatment and into "survivorship" - has defined who I AM now.
This life is more than ordinary.
If there's one thing that my cancer experience has shown me, it's that life really IS more than ordinary.
So, reach out.
Wring as much out of it as you can.
Go write your message on the pavement.
Figure out what you really want to do. And then do it.
Travel the world.
Learn new stuff.
Move. Jump. Stretch. Run.
Can't stop, addicted to the shindig.
So, go do something big.
Something you never thought you could do.
Because . . . you can! And, in fact, you ought.
This life is more than just a read-through.
** This weekend, I ran a 5K. Not that big a deal, really. But, for me, it was a Big Deal. My personal 5-year "thing." I need to acknowledge the Couch-to-5K app for getting me going . . . and the Red Hot Chili Peppers for providing the soundtrack that worked best for getting me through the actual running part. Their songs, in my ears, kept me moving. (Can't Stop: Definitely my running mantra.) But, mostly, I need to thank Tom . . . who never laughed and only supported my running efforts.