Having overcome cancer and the battle that comes with it, made me realize how precious life can be. Shortly after going through a very rough time in 1997, dealing with several side effects of chemotherapy and radiation; I had a new outlook on life. I admired the little things in life and I appreciated life a lot more. I wanted to explore what life had to offer and get out of my comfort zone a little bit. Defeating cancer, made me feel like I had new purpose in life. I found new hobbies that I never tried before. I became more passionate and strived for knowledge in the things that moved me. I sort of had a liking for a variety hobbies when I was
When I was growing up as a kid before I was diagnosed with leukemia, I was involved in a variety of things, including football, track, soccer, basketball, and even boy scouts. These weren’t necessarily all done at the same time, but I was a very active and busy kid. To this day I’m still like that, but in a different way. Mostly due to health limitations, a lot my hobbies, like playing sports had to change. I had to find something else that engaged my interest. Music was one of several things I turned to, and the more I get into it, the more passionate I am about it. I’ve grown to be more passionate in my life about the things I hold dear to my heart, ever since coming close to losing my battle back in 1997.
Even though life is full of many adversities and depressing moments; life is still worth fighting for. You just have to find out what keeps you fighting for a brighter tomorrow. A lot can be learned from tragic situations and adversity. Sometimes I still need to remind myself how unpredictable life can be and that any moment our life’s course can change. Live life as if it were its last and love others like there was no tomorrow, because tomorrows, there are no guarantees. I try my best to stick to this motto, because life is too short to not enjoy the little things in life and to appreciate the great people who we hold near to us and have impacted us the most. Every day, life is a blessing and it’s up to us to make the most of it and impact others in a positive way. If you knew there was no tomorrow, how would you live your life? Would you live differently?