What Cancer Taught Me...
“If I don’t ‘go for broke’ now, when will I do it?” Richard Rhode, Franciscan Friar, The Universal Christ
Since I was a child, I’ve felt life is finite. I watched my mother have a career as full time caregiver for the aged in their final years, watching everyone she cared for die. I lost my father at 16. I lost my mother at 26. Loss has been a part of my life since I was born. Loss is life and a teacher.
To that end, I have been labeled impatient a lot throughout my life. Not true. I have known in my spirit that “If I don’t go for broke now, I may not be able to be alive to do so tomorrow.“ Nobody can ever label me of not living my life to the fullest, no matter how much energy I have or don’t have.