^ This was taken after the class was over today
I was asked to speak at a High School biology class here in DC and this morning I did just that. The class was great as I was happy to share my story and educate the future of america about pancreatic cancer! It’s interesting to think that I didn’t know what pancreatic cancer was a year ago and now I am speaking about it. It is amazing how life changes so much in a year. Life is so short. That is a major understatement. Life is shorter is you are trying to live someone else’s life. It is important to be yourself and do your own thing. There are many people out in the world fighting all sorts of cancers, all ages from all walks of life and I am certainly not the only one fighting pancreatic cancer but I am fighting in my own way. I do my own things and I make no regrets for being me. It’s interesting walking in a high school and just thinking how those were the good days, ok maybe high school weren’t the best days of your life but it sure is easy looking back compared to life now. I grew up and was active in everything and I mean everything. I started as a young child in ballet, swim, soccer, softball, gymnastics – oh my I LOVED gymnastics, then moved up to cheer, dance, and continued my other sports. I was active in other groups in school as well as band. Ahh… wow. This year the little girl I taught to walk will walk across the stage and graduate High School, my little sister. One month from today is my birthday – whoop! I am NOT excited to get older but I am happy to have another birthday living, 2nd birthday celebrated with pancreatic cancer -ugh – but happy to be alive. I am excited to have a full week celebrating!
Life is short so smile while you still have teeth. Be happy not because everything is good but because you can always find the good side of everything.
I feel good and I hope everyone reading this is feel great as well! I received an invite to the inaugural events this weekend here in town but umm…. I have other things to do… With that said hope y’all have a good weekend! Life is short… don’t blink.