Today is a special day for me. An auspicious day, in fact. A private anniversary.
You see, ten years ago today - February 4, 2009 - I walked out of my last chemo treatment. I was weak, exhausted, wrung out -- but in remission. I felt relieved and fragile and pretty raw.
Here I am today.
Ten years later. Healthy. Moved on. Ready for whatever comes next -- but always remembering what came before.
In those first days post-chemo, I chose a theme song . . . (hit it, Jon) . . . and I've been singing it ever since.
It's my life.
It's now or never.
I ain't gonna live forever.
I just want to live while I'm alive.
Today, I'm celebrating.
It IS my life.
(And I'm really glad to still be here.)