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Musings on my Birthday – Celebrating Life

By August 28, 2023Podcasts

Birthdays have taken on a whole new meaning for me in recent years. I used to dread the numbers creeping up, but then cancer came along and changed everything. Now, I’m all about gratitude and cherishing each birthday that comes my way. Facing life-threatening challenges has a way of reshaping your outlook, trust me. It’s not just about surviving; it’s about living with intention and appreciating every moment.

To celebrate life on my birthday this year, I’m sharing this solo episode as an update on how things have been going and a reminder that you can’t always choose what life throws at you but you can choose how you respond.

I share some good news on the health front and how I’ve been tracking throughout my melanoma journey. It has certainly been a time of learning and growth for me and I’m excited to share that I’m working on my second book!

It’s been both a challenging and thrilling experience and one that I’m very grateful for.

Learning is a lifelong journey, and I’m soaking up knowledge from my work, my life challenges, and the incredible people I meet. I also share how this journey has brought me closer to my loved ones and taught me to truly appreciate each day.

I’m a huge believer in the fact that we have the power to choose how we respond to challenges. Life’s obstacles don’t define us; our response does. I’m on my 54th birthday now, and I can tell you, I’ve faced my fair share of challenges but each time, I’ve emerged stronger and wiser.

I hope this episode gives you a fresh dose of inspiration, perspective, and a reminder to cherish every moment. Life is fleeting, and changes can happen in an instant. So, let’s celebrate life together and make the most of each day.

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