Goodbye March…

An anniversary commemorates an event that took place on that day in a previous year. Anniversaries are often celebrated as a joyous occasion such as a birthday or a wedding anniversary, but they can also commemorate a tragedy such as the death of a loved one.

March is an up and down month for me it marks the anniversary of this entire journey and a month that 2 years ago changed my life forever and changed a vast number of peoples around me. Yes not all that change has been negative, however at times is very difficult to comprehend a battle between time moving forward and the want for time just to freeze.

For anyone who is not aware two years ago i received my diagnosis (clink link to hear my story) so March marks my cancerversary, yes its not the anniversary i planned when i was a child to celebrate and not one i particularly want to be experiencing now but it is what it is. So yes believe it or not its been TWO years, wow that long you might say, or some may feel thats been a few tough years.

Now, i don’t particularly want to be celebrating it however i think its worth remembering i am here to celebrate it.  This two years has been full of ups and downs, adventure, experience and different emotions, but it has also taught me a lot. Not necessarily new things that i wasn’t aware of prior, but instead concreting things i knew. Life is a constant learning curve, for people it may not be illness but we all experience situations that change or teaches us new things about our life.

So with that i thought about the 5 things this journey has taught me. Below is my current learning points not necessarily my top ones, but ones that at the moment are more prominent within my brain.

  1. Positivity wont cure anything but it certainly makes the present more fun and bearable
  2. Fill your life with amazing friends and family – when life gets tough they are what you have and what will get you through the tough times.
  3. Do a job/career that gives you a reason to get out of bed – that might not necessarily be the job itself, it may be the people/career progression/company/cause.
  4. Never take what you love for granted – No matter how small, playing football, watching Cambridge United, cold drinks, having hair, going to work.
  5. Find someone you can tell anything and everything to and make sure you discuss it but also, at times, ignore it, have a giggle a chat, knowing you can return to it whenever you need. Find your ROCK!!!

Feel free to comment below 5 things you may have learnt or important life lessons you have learnt, you never know who is reading….



  1. Anonymous · March 29, 2017

    I have definitely learnt

    1 – To always try and Smile, see the good in whatever you can.

    2 – never take what you love for granted (pinched this one) 😉

    3 – Happiness starts with you.

    4 – never regret a day
    In your life.. good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, worst days give you lessons and the best days give you memories.

    5 – To have the most amazing beautiful and positive people around you!

  2. Anonymous · March 29, 2017

    That I have the best friend in the world!
    Life can change in a split second.
    I am stronger than I think.
    I can still have hope even when it seems impossible.
    I could not love and cherish those in my life any more and will never take them for granted.
    You are awesome! ❤

  3. Andy warner · March 29, 2017

    1. It’s never to late to put right the things you have done wrong
    2. It doesn’t cost anything to smile
    3.Dont be afraid of getting things wrong – no one is perfect
    4. A hug can say so much more than words
    5. I have no number 5!

  4. Anonymous · March 29, 2017

    1) Live life to the full and surround yourself with people who love and appreciate you
    2) Enjoy what you do and don’t let people change you. Why waste time trying to encourage others to change.
    3) Be who you are not what people want you to be.
    4) Use your gut instinct in most situations you will be proved to be right.
    5) Pick your friends wisely.

  5. Anonymous · March 29, 2017

    To be grateful every day for the abundance in my life whether that be the smell of coffee, the sunset, friends, family or a hug with someone i love

    To practice forgiveness – everyone is just doing the best they can with the resources they have.

    Enjoy the experiences of life. The pleasure and positive memories of great experiences far outweigh material things. If you’re trying to decide between the new sofa or the family trip, take the trip every time.

    Travel makes you a more interesting, insightful, and accepting person. It expands you, enlightens you, and teaches you about the variety of people, lifestyles, and cultures. It is a pursuit well worth saving for.

    That love is why we are here. It is the force for good in this sometimes random and harsh world. Share it freely. Express is daily.

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