Tip #8 “It’s Ok To Not Be Ok”


its ok to not be ok

Throughout my blog, I focus on hope and positivity.  Everyone has faced a challenge at some point their lifetime.  Challenges can be big or small, approaching the challenge and learning from it is what is important.  As a cancer survivor, I have good days and bad days, just like anybody else.  Some days are harder than others.  Tip#8, “It’s Ok To Not Be Ok” is something I tend to forget.  I appreciate each day that I am given, but sometimes I am very hard on myself and expect things to be the way they were BEFORE caner.  

The evening of Friday the 13th in April was one of those times when I had to remind myself “It’s Ok To Not Be OK”.  I was taking a nice relaxing bubble bath and listening to spa music.  I was somewhat mediating and instead of relaxing, tears began to fill my eyes.  I had a case of a crying spell.  I started thinking about my two babies in heaven, about having a baby in the future and the way I look AFTER cancer.  When I look in the mirror, sometimes I don’t recognize myself.  The crying spell lasted for a bit, but I felt much better afterwards.  

10 thoughts on “Tip #8 “It’s Ok To Not Be Ok””

  1. Hi Jen,

    Appreciate sharing, I’ve forwarded to a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.


    Del Avila

    Sent from my iPhone


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      1. Jenny, Well said! Everyone has their struggles, day to day…just different, and you expressed it so perfectly. We never know what someone else is going through, or what the future holds. No one has a perfect life, a perfect day,…and that is okay, but that is what makes the good days, so much more precious. Sometimes, you just need a good ole fashioned “puddle” day, or puddle moment. It’s cathartic and needed!!! We love you, Aunt Diana and Uncle Jim and Cousin Alex

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