October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ten years ago I won the battle. As a teenager I remember thinking I was going to die young. I never thought I would make it past forty, so when I was diagnosed on my forty-first birthday it was a relief, I knew my life, as I knew it was over. My doctor apologized for having to tell me over the phone, you have cancer and we need to move fast. Screaming thru my mind, was the thought, sorry you have the wrong number, hang up and dial again. I questioned, Why me? Why now? What did I do wrong? I knew it was not my time to go, my soul had a lot of work to do. I knew I would be willing to do whatever it took to fight this battle, I knew it was my chance to do it different. I took a fresh approach to life, opened my heart learned to trust others and began my jouney of life shifts for the better. I continue to simply celebrate each day and each new lesson. Life is exciting and there is so much more to come.