Last week I had my last radiation treatment and the side effects are beginning to clear! I'm beyond thrilled that the treatments are behind me. There will of cousre be follow up appointments with my cancer team but for now I'm focusing on getting back to life. I've jumped back into working with a few freelance gigs and I'm also looking for a full-time job. Next month I'm off to Hawaii with friends to celebrate beating this and turning the big four-oh!
It's hard to believe that this time last year I didn't even know I had cancer. But this time last year also feels like a lifetime ago. These last 10 months have been the most challenging of my life by far. I've learned a lot about myself and my perspective on life and what is important to me has shifted. My dear friend Alana taught me so much about finding joy in life, even in the hardest of times. I don't think I was as good as her during treatment (no one really could be) but living a joyful life is certainly a priority for me now and I'm so grateful to Alana for showing me the way.
I truly don't think I'd be where I'm at mentally and emotionally without all of the love and support from this incredible community. You all showed up in ways I never could have expected and I know that I'm lucky to have such amazing people on my side. So, let's hang out! Let's go on dog walks and go camping and play music and eat good food. Let's do all the things in life that will bring us pure joy!