Befriending Dragons

Turn Scary Into Attainable


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Climbing the Tree of Life

Tree of LifeThis week I got news that most will take as bad. But there are some very good things about it. I may have cancer, but it’s a very non-aggressive, easily treatable type. We caught it early and have a solid treatment plan that should completely remove it. There are a few test results we’re waiting on but all-in-all my prognosis is good. What do I do with this new found kick in the pants? Cancer is supposed to be a life changing event that makes you re-evaluate everything and choose new directions. What direction do I want to take? How radical of a change? In what part(s) of my life? Is all this re-evaluating even the right thing to do? It does make me question a lot of things but honestly the biggest thing I want to rush out and do is some of the traveling I’ve been putting off. I want to go to Greece – visit the ancient ruins, sit on the beach, and just relax. I want to start crossing off the remaining US states that I haven’t yet been to – less than half are left but a few I’ve only been to for work or as a kid and I would like to have a “fun” memory of each. I would like to visit most of the continents: Antarctica might just be too cold but the rest all have many interesting possibilities. I want to keep having fun, always learn more, and contribute what I can to society. I am realizing that the details may not matter so much – I just need to keep climbing the tree of life.

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