Sunday, January 29, 2012

Questioning The Meaning of Life

"Is That All There Is?"--Peggy Lee

If you've fought the fight against breast cancer--like me--there comes a point when you begin to question the very point of your life.

I know I did. I started to analyze how I was spending the energy of my days and asked myself: Is this worth it? One of the things that upset me was the way my career took a zig from writing and editing and zagged into selling to make a living. Four years after this career change, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Someone told me after my diagnosis, that if I didn't start being true to myself by commiting myself to write as a hobby, my cancer would come back because I was not experiencing the creative outlet that writing gave me.

That's how this blog was born. I knew I needed some vehicle--beyond a basic journal--to express myself. To this day, I believe it is my lifesaver. My job is hard. It pays the bills and I have some good days. But for the most part, I don't like it. If I did not have a way to reach out and write to the masses, as I did for so many years when I was a trade magazine writer, I think I would become very depressed.

So if any of you out there have not found your passion and are not taking the time to express it, do it NOW.  It will be another source of your healing process. You've got to take a moment every day to do what you love. If you are lucky enough to make money at it, so much the better. Regardless, it is one way to give your life purpose. Trust me.

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