I’ve noticed with the end of the decade approaching, publications, blogs and Twitter feeds are looking back to how things were 10 years ago.
It seems hard to believe that 10 years ago, Mike and I were watching on TV how various countries around the world were celebrating the millenium. Chrissy was just a baby then, standing in her Pack-n-Play as we toasted the new year. Back then, cancer was not part of my vocabularly. I was much more concerned about baby-proofing our house. It really doesn’t seem like 10 years have passed, but in a lot of ways, it does.
Much has transpired since then. The Pack-n-Play’s spot in our living room is now reserved for Wii Rock Band. Mike and I look a lot older than we did in our photos back then. My dad and stepmom passed away. And of course, our lives got turned upside down from a cancer diagnosis in 2002 and recurrence in 2008.
Yet I can honestly say that I am living the life I have always wanted. I spend more time with my family now, thanks to my decision to quit my job and pursue my dream of writing a book. I no longer obsess about job problems and instead focus on what is truly important.
This decade represents a technology explosion for me, a self-described technophobe. Ten years ago, I never dreamed there would be something like a blog where I could communicate with people around the country and even other countries. There was no Twitter, Facebook or Linked In.
It still amazes me that someone in Utah or India is visiting the blog. Even though I’m often alone working at home, I feel a strong connection with people seeking a path to healing.
So I wish for all of you a happy, healthy new year and new decade. It will be interesting to see what 2020 brings!
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