1 year reunion: Living The Dream

I’m going to keep this post short but sweet. Today marks the one year anniversary of my diagnosis. Its been a long year but it FLEW BY SO FAST. I know that doesn’t make any sense… not a whole lot of things I say make sense anymore. So in lieu of me rambling on with analogies, I decided to leave you all with three gifts instead.

A gift for your soul

“Life isn’t only what you make of it, its what you make it with. The ingredients are just as important as the results.”

A gift for the body

When I got sick, one of the first realizations I came to was the fact I had allowed myself to become numb to the beauty of the world around me. I remember the first few days out of surgery, waking up early in the morning and having a cup of coffee in the backyard. Watching the birds fly in and out of the trees… feeling the breeze against my back and the warmth of the sun on my face. This was life. It was something I had taken for granted for so long. It was always there I just never took the time to see it. I won’t ignore it anymore, in fact, I want to see more of it. I decided to begin challenging myself to do more and explore what I’ve been missing. My first “big” adventure is hiking to the top of Mount Baldy. Yea yea, it isn’t much… but I’m not some extreme outdoors-man… it’ll definitely kick my ass. But think of it as a stepping stone, really. Once I complete that, I’ll make another goal a little bit bolder, and then continue that process. If anyone wants to go with me, let me know. (especially if you have a map and a compass… or maybe just an emergency GPS beacon…? All of the above? Anyone?)

A gift for the mind

I came across this video the other day and it brought me so much clarity. I think anyone who reads this blog will enjoy it as much as I did.