Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Life -- Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Wow it has been months since I've posted anything on here! Hmm...I guess an update is in order....I lost my Aunt to liver cancer the week of my birthday in January. In November she was given 6 months. Her health deteriorated quickly there after and she was gone in 2 short months.  A week and a half later my dad had surgery to remove the upper right portion of his lung where the 2" mass of cancer was located. He is doing really well and they didn't find cancer anywhere else in his body so chemo is not needed. Two days after my dads surgery my mil found out she had uterine cancer. Unfortunately they weren't able to remove all of her cancer so she will need to have chemo treatments over the next few months. It has been an extremely tough time on the family as a whole. Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a family member.

As anyone who's been through a life changing ordeal....this is the time when you do some real soul searching. Your own life is now viewed under a microscope of your own creation. You begin to realize what really matters. I've taken a really long hard look at myself both internally and externally. I don't have it all figured out yet but I can tell you that I've changed. I'm ridding myself of some not so good qualities, I will be true to myself and by the Goddess I will no longer sweat the small stuff. "Don't sweat the small stuff" -- it's a saying you hear throughout your life but it's never something you really follow. Life is too short and I'll be damned if I'm not going to enjoy every minute of it while I'm here! Life is what you make of it....and I'm going to make mine fabulous, something out of fairy's going to be beautiful!