Can I tell you the honest truth? What I am about to do is really scary. You should see why as I tell the story. For those who’ve done air travel, can you remember your first time on a plane? You were probably really excited you get to travel somewhere. Possibly somewhere new, in a different and awesome way. A chance to see the beauty of God’s green earth from on high, and be one with the clouds. Something you only got to see in movies before then.
But it is also very possible that you were scared. The thought of flying was terrifying, and you wondered if you could make it through without passing out! Maybe you have a fear of heights and couldn’t bear to look out the window. Perhaps motion sickness got the better of you, and you puked embarrassingly [I’m sorry if that happened].
There is a lot that comes with first-time experiences. First-time experiences can be thrilling, and beautiful. and unforgettable in a great way. They can also be daunting, nerve-wracking, and total disasters.
What I am about to do feels a lot like this. The closer it gets to D-day, the more real it becomes. And the more I feel like throwing up. Starting now, I will gradually be sharing with you and the rest of the world, a true story, written in my own hand. Taking you deeper into the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. Something that very nearly killed me. Your girl is about to be a known published author on account of what she survived.
The words aren’t being pen down with any aspirations of becoming an all-time best-selling author or anything like that. Even though I admit that would be nice and validating. I’m just really compelled to tell it because it’s a story that should be told. Especially in a part of the world where the subject matter is not spoken about enough, though we certainly need to know more about it.
It is a story of hardship, uncertainty, pain, anger, self-loathing, and being betrayed by one’s own self. The raw and uncut edition. It is also a story of hope, faith, trust, new beginnings, and the best relationships.
You’ll know why and how my outlook on life took the turn it did. Why I call myself a Product of Grace and a Phoenix. The reason I chose the career path I am on, and why I hold dear, the things I do. Why talking about the two subjects of health and finances is so important to me. Where the determination to live intentionally stems from, and why I Stay Winning.
I believe there are messages in the words for everyone who’s breathing. You may not have suffered what I did, or even had a near-death experience. But you would relate in some way because having life happen to you is a shared human experience.
In the coming weeks, I will be sharing more details about my unbelievable cancer survival story. The illness called cancer strikes fear into people’s hearts, and it’s no wonder why. If you haven’t experienced it personally, you know of at least one person who suffered from it; a father, a mother, a child, a sibling, a distant relative, a friend, a co-worker, a teacher, and the list goes on.
Somehow, somewhere, we heard the news, and our hearts were filled with sadness. This matter is close to us all whether we like it or not, whether we dare to talk about it or not, and so we do need to understand it better.
I hope the words stir into the consciousness of many, especially the younger generation, of the very real scourge cancer is. My aim with this is that you, and others who read it, gain very helpful insights and an improved perspective about what cancer truly does. The knowledge you get can help you and/or someone else, presently or down the line. So kindly get ready to read. If it does help, the purpose of the book would be achieved.
As a dear subscriber to my blog, I would love to thank you in a special way for being here. You would get first dibs on everything coming and some really juicy perks! Would you like that? Just have your eyes glued to your email, and see all that would be flowing your way.
Let me know in the comments what about my story you’re really curious to learn about.