With A Little Help From My Friends
Okay, I'll admit it. In between thankfully longer and longer stretches of positivity, I still have plenty of bouts of uncertainty. So I keep a log of some of the best advice I receive from so many of the amazing people in my life, and check in with it when I need a boost. Here are some of the gems I've collected so far:
On getting back to life:
Don't BE the disease. Get back to life. Get back to living.
On going back to work:
Don't worry about going back to work just yet. You've still got 11 rounds of chemo, and I don't think you could work full-time until that's over. Just concentrate on staying well.
You will always have what you need, when you need it.
Cut yourself some slack - we've had a really hard couple of years.
It'll get better.
On what to do next:
You've been blessed with the opportunity to figure out what you really want in life. Take it!
Now's the time to learn something new. Take some classes, maybe go back to school.
Maybe you should write a book.
Been thinking about that, actually...
On my horse career:
You've got this crazy ability to read horses. Use it!
Working on it!
Why aren't you teaching riding lessons? You need to be teaching riding lessons!
When you remember who you are, and I remember who I am, we remember: We are ONE.