Who are you now that you survived cancer treatment?
Are you the same you that you were before you were diagnosed?
Nope, you most certainly are not.
You might be part of that person.
But there’s also a a part that’s a whole new you.
A whole new you that came to be as a consequence of the trauma you were subjected to.
But have you taken the time, since going through that trauma, to meet yourself again?
To look within and say “hello me, nice to meet you.”
“I recognise you but you also feel slightly weird, so I figured I’d take a peek inside and see what’s new.”
Or did you just go through the hell of cancer treatment and assume you hadn’t changed?
Assumed you could just slip back into the old you and continue where you left off?
Why on earth would you want to do that?
When you’ve grown so much?
When there’s so much more to you now
And it’s a waste if you don’t truly get to know that person.
I’m still a bit of the old me but I’m a whole lot more.
I’m still crazy but I’m also quiet and love to be still.
I’m still love to dance but I also like being in bed by 9.30pm.
I’m still funky but I’m not so obsessed about material things.
I’m still outgoing but I’m also a bit of a recluse.
I’m still confident at times but not quite as brave as I used to be.
I love the fact that as a consequence of going through cancer I have evolved into so much more of a deeper person.
There are so many more layers to me now.
And the more I look within the more I get to know myself.
Sure I miss the crazy carefree chick I used to be before cancer came along and swallowed me whole.
But I’ve also fallen in love with who I’ve become.
Maybe it’s time for you to fall in love with the post cancer treatment you too?