Monday, August 30, 2010

Ready to Roll the Dice

I gasped for air, doubled over on the exam table. “Honey, you’re hyperventilating.”

The organ roared, the notes of Pachelbel echoed off the ceiling beams, and I took that first step in my pink pearl, peep toe pumps.

” Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” - Unknown

These two moments happened in the last calendar year of my life. One year ago today, I was diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma). A devastating moment that took my breath away in the form of hyperventilation. In one afternoon, my whole understanding of life changed – actually, I don't think I understood much of anything that afternoon. The other, the moment on July 10, 2010 of true bliss as I walked down the aisle to dashing, my future husband; father on my right, God above. Both of these life defining moments have taken my breath away. The devastation and the harmony of these moments have changed me for the better: more compassionate, more patient, more poised.

Here today, is the start of a new side of my blog as I, Sara Cate, am now an updated model of my old self. (Sweetly using the word ‘model’ as a homograph as I am also modeling my new pixie hair).The mode of change was ignited by a four key pieces: Dream, Inspire, Communicate, and Explore (I’m lovingly calling this DICE). This includes dreams for the future as well as those while I count sheep - inspiration from family, photographs, and blogs - communication with family, friends, and my husband (Dashing) - and Exploration of who I am and who I want to be.

So, let’s roll the DICE and see what’s in store, shall we?

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