My friend Chelsie is a pretty amazing woman. She is a boss of a blogger at Hey There, Chelsie, a makeup and fashion queen, and the type of person that is just inspiring. We met in a blogging group and I honestly feel like we were meant to be friends. I love her amazing content each week, and am honored to have her sharing her words on the blog today. They are especially meaningful to me because I witnessed my own little brother endure pediatric cancer at the age of 4. Thanks for sharing your words and your heart, Chels!
Here's the thing about plans: even the best laid out ones have a way of falling down mid-flight. Cancer turned my life upside down and instead of picking out party dresses, I was spending the better part of my year watching my hair fall out and my left leg get reconstructed. And even when the chemotherapy was finished, I was faced with a different life; a different "normal." I approach my days differently, I have to think long and hard about the choices I make and how it might affect my health or my leg. I struggle with being afraid of the world and wanting to punch the world in the face and tell it that I'm stronger then it knows.
Don't get me wrong, I still have some days where I have a hard time accepting the life I live now, but at the end of the day, I remind myself to look at the bigger picture. I'm alive. I have a life and it's worth living, even on the hard days. And there is still so much of my plan that I have yet to live out. It probably won't go the way I want it to, but I have learned that it's okay if it doesn't. It will turn out better in the end, if I allow it to.
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