Thursday, 3 May 2012

Thankful Thursday

Okay, so I had every intention of rockin my new series What I Ate Wednesday yesterday. But...yesterday got lost in the shuffle that is life. I had a follow-up appointment for my robot heart - which is ticking along marvelously. I had a fun, slightly muddy, girlie run date with a few of my adorable Warrior Dash team members - Robyn, Jess, and Morgan. I went out for an evening tea with my hubby.

And some serious BIG LIFE CHANGING DECISIONS were made yesterday. EEK! (*deep breath*) I have officially given my notice at work and will be returning to school full time!

If you guys have been following along this past year, then you know that it has been a year of emotional ups and downs, with hours spent in doctor's offices, hospital waiting room, and in the O.R. This little type-A monster had to relinquish control and allow other people to dictate the timeline that was her life. I waited over 7 months for my surgery date - each month with something tentatively booked but in the end not materializing. All my plans were on hold while I navigated this logistically frustrating medical world. That mostly meant school, but it felt like EVERYTHING was hold, while I waited to figure out the next step.

But as of today this medical world has a hold on me, no longer! My ta-tas have been toasted and breast cancer can no longer hold me hostage. My robot heart has been replaced with a newer, sassier, model. And I have officially been given the post-op all clear.

My life is mine again! And I could not be more excited or grateful! I truly believe...

And that is exactly what I intend to do this year. I am going to push myself, work hard, and dream big! I am going to create the life I always wanted and be the person I have always wanted to be. 2012 is going to be my year! This year I am going to...
  • Finish my Psychology degree
  • Write my GRE
  • Apply for grad school
  • Run 2 adventure races, 2 half marathons, and my very first full marathon
These changes are daunting and a little scary. My goals are lofty and a little overwhelming. So today on this week's Thankful Thursday I am thanking myself (and my always supportive husband) for being willing to take this risk and accept this challenge.

Let's get started shall we?
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,