Recently I was in a work meeting and the statement was made to “go for the ride” during this busy time of growth and innovation.
This really resonated with me personally, and I was inspired to reflect on this.
As an ovarian cancer survivor, what does this mean to me?
I remember every second of what it felt like to hear those life-changing words “you have cancer” almost three years ago. I never wanted to live as much as I did that day, and begged for a second chance to appreciate the life I was given. Although I want the bad memories of that journey to fade, I do want to remember that desire for life: all that life has to offer, including the everyday mundane, the highs, the lows, the pursuit of excellence, the hard work, the celebrations –
Feeling every emotion, being authentic, and making the most of every day. In other words – I want to go for the ride!
So now every day is a new beginning. An opportunity to:
- take that chance
- strike that pose that reflects how you’re feeling
- reach out to someone
- help someone
- forgive someone
- ask someone for forgiveness
- work hard, and also play hard
- plan that trip, or buy that item
- have that piece of cake
- and yes, make some mistakes too
So I strive on every new day to go for the ride, whatever it might be, grateful for the second chance, and embracing every glorious moment!