Friday 11 September, 2020

Before I had cancer

Before I had cancer I was honestly just cruising. I was happy. I enjoyed that time period of my life. I had a fresh out of high school mindset but still not quite sure where I wanted to go in life or what I wanted to do.

To the doctors because of a tumor

I had goals, Things I wanted for myself in the future but I figured I would start reaching for those goals “later” “soon” or “next week”. A few months before I started going to the doctors because of a tumor, I started my first semester of college. I didn’t start going to school because it was something I wanted to do.  I was just kind of going through the motions, along with trying to please my parents. Then before I even finished my first semester I found out that I would not be able to attend the second semester because I had cancer and would be out of school for a lot of the time. This shocked me, not only because I had cancer and that’s crazy and life-changing, not to forget life-threatening. It shocked me because the whole time I was in school I wished I wasn’t. 

An experience that opened my eyes

After I got what I thought I wanted I realized it wasn’t at all what I wanted. I wanted to progress my life and work towards building myself a future. Not only that, I found out what I want it to do with my life. I got the unique experience of going through something that completely opens my eyes. It taught me that time is valuable and I never know if I will have a “later”. While I’m still trying to figure out the details of how to get to my dream life, I have started taking small steps in the right direction.

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