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Monday, September 26, 2016

I'm back! Are you there?

It has been almost 3 years since I have posted and I am starting to think it's time for a comeback.  Is there anybody there?  What have you been up to in the past 3 years?

I have been very involved in marine mammal conservation and the fight against cetacean captivity.  I found my passion and purpose in life, and I LOVE IT!


A year ago I was diagnosed with colon cancer.  Talk about Random Interruptions!  I had surgery and 6 months of chemo, so now I am living life to the fullest and enjoying every minute of it.  It is ashamed that we have to go through a major life crisis to wake up sometimes.

My question to you is...
What would you do if you were handed an unexpected challenge in life?

And my challenge would be...
DON'T WAIT for something to happen before enjoying your life!

I am looking forward to hearing from you.  Catch me up on YOU.

19 comments:

  1. Heather!
    I'm sorry. Life threw you a curve ball all right. You have a great attitude though.
    Every day is precious and I appreciate the gift.

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    1. Thanks Alex! It's great to be back and to hear from you. I'm looking forward to more to come.

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  2. Oh wow. I'm so glad to hear you're on the mend. You have a love for life that most of us don't because we take it for granted. That should inspire the rest of us.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! Never take life for granted. I learned the hard way but definitely a lesson learned.

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  3. It is nice to see you back on blogger. I am so sorry to read that you have been ill and what you have been through, but am glad to read that you are better today. Welcome back, Heather, I look forward to reading your new posts.

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    1. Thanks! It's great to be back! Now I need to figure out what to do with myself.

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  4. So sorry to hear you have experienced such health issues, Heather. I hope you are feeling much better now. I like your attitude to life, each day is precious and we should try to rise to life's challenges. It's good to catch up with you, welcome back to the blogosphere, Heather.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. I am doing better and happy to be back. It looks like you have been going through some changes too. I look forward to catching up.

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  5. I hear you. Live every day to the fullest, right? Here's to facing the challenges and finding the joy, even amidst the scary stuff. (I hope you're holding up well!)

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    1. It is disappointing that most of us, myself included, wait for a tragedy before appreciating life. Life is too short! Cheers

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  6. Hi Heather - so good to see you back ... but that you had your marine conservation to take your mind away from the dreaded disease. I've just had a friend in South Africa get through it - and in fact she was here recently ... so here's to your continued good health - take care and enjoy each precious day. All the best - Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, it is good to hear from you again. I'm happy to hear that your friend has made it through the big C. This was my second time around but I'm thankful to have it past me. We can never take life for granted.

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  7. Hi there, thanks for stopping in and leaving a message. Glad to hear you have beaten that C word!!

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  8. Welcome back! Three years is a long time. I'm sorry to hear about your cancer, but I'm happy that you're now enjoying life. I had a health scare and now take more time for myself and try not to stress so much (though that's easier said than done...) Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks! I think I need to join your celebrate hop! Life is too short for stress, although I agree. Sometimes it's easier said than done.

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  9. Glad to see your back to blogging! If you still want a copy of my short story then I need the email address for where you want it sent: http://writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/2016/09/blogoversary-giveaway.html

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  10. How are you doing, Heather. I am concerned because we have not heard from you since that last post.

    Arleen

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    1. Hi Arleen, thanks for checking. I am doing ok. I have been very busy and I've had some minor surgeries and other appointments due to side effects from the chemo. I am having difficulties finding the time to write between my day job and other obligations.

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