About

I’ve gone and done it.  I’ve started a blog.

I was recently challenged to “tell my story.”  Yet, where do I begin?  Well, here goes it.

In the last two years, I’ve gone from a young, successful, professional woman with her whole life ahead of her, to a now two-time brain cancer survivor, who isn’t so sure where life will take her.

While I cannot express myself as beautifully as Deepak Chopra, he teaches that our beliefs give us our identity.  In other words, “What I believe is who I am.”  One of our limitations in life is that we define ourselves by labels, rather than by our beliefs.

If I were to explain who I am with labels, I could tell you that I am a girl (yes, I like to still call myself a girl) in my mid-30s.  I am a wife and a daughter.  I am a proud doggy mama to the most precious puppy ever.  I consider myself a “New Yorker” although my technical location is just a mile outside of the City.  I am a well-educated, successful attorney.  And, I am a cancer survivor.

However, in following Deepak’s teachings, it is my beliefs that make me who I am.  While I am in no means some spiritual guru, I deeply value this type of thinking.  So, I will tell you that I am deeply loving and do my best to be kind.  I am compassionate and empathetic, sometimes even to a fault (i.e. Please do NOT show me those ASPCA commercials anymore!  So many tears!).  Along those lines, I am extremely sensitive, which I find to be a strength and not a weakness.  I am trustworthy to my core.  I am proud of the person I am and especially, the person I have become in these last few years.  I am also not perfect, and have plenty of flaws, but who needs to hear about those anyway?

And now, it looks like I am a blogger.

I am dedicating this blog to sharing my experiences with cancer as a young adult, struck by this awful disease in the prime of my life.  I hope that through telling my story, I can help other affected by cancer, and really anyone who has been challenged by life-altering, mind-blowing circumstances that have turned their world upside down.

If “what I believe is who I am” then ultimately, I’m just a girl tryin’ to beat brain cancer, who believes, who knows, she will conquer anything that is put in her way!

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Please continue to share your story! I clicked through each one to see how your story would unfold. A blog is a wonderful catharsis. I would love to nominate you for a Liebster Award. It is a recognition for new bloggers and helps get your blog noticed. Please let me know if you would be willing to accept. Here is the link to a post in which I was nominated so you can see what it is all about.

    https://coellefornia.me/2016/05/21/ive-been-nominated-for-the-liebster-award/

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  2. Thank you so much for the encouraging words! Yes, writing has become my therapy. I am deeply honored to be recognized for a Liebster Award, and humbly accept. What a fantastic opportunity to connect with more bloggers, and not to mention, think more about myself and my experiences. Please just let me know more details. xoxoxo

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  3. Dear ……., my name is Olga, friends call me just Olya. Im 24, Ukrainian, but due to the political situation since 2014 I have been living in Russia. Ive read your article “The Things..”. Ive found it really accidentally or maybe it has found me:) My Dad in December 2015 had “a little bit of brain surgery”. If you dont mind – can I write you personally ? BR, Olya. Looking forward to your early reply. My contact is – olga.grabovskaya@gmail.com

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  4. Wonderful ‘About’ and your story is powerful – I can tell through your writing there are many wonderful posts to come. Thank you for following my blog, I will certainly take time to visit yours as well. I hope your day is a happy one! 🙂

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