Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Where does YOUR story begin?

Some would say their story begins at a certain point where something epic happened to them, either good or bad. Not me. As far as I'm concern, my story began the day I was born and developed through the years I've lived and around everything that has happened to me; the good, the bad, the crazy, the fun, the sad, the amazing, the unbelievable, the heartbreaking, every little thing and/or event that occurred to me in my life is exactly what makes up MY story and, above all, who I am to this day.

Massive tragedies have marked my life, yes, but that does not mean my story began from those moments on; it only means the plot thickened and many, many twists were making the story more rich and, somehow, interesting.

When things that change your life forever happen to you, you, somehow, become someone else; sometimes only temporarily, sometimes forever, so it's not only your life that changes but you change along with it.

I recently read a cancer blogger(?) who was talking about her illness and she mentioned her story began the day she was diagnosed, which I found a bit odd, to be honest. It left me wondering, had she had an irrelevant life? Did nothing great, fun, crazy, bad, amazing happened to her before that? Because, yes, I know how big of a shock it is to get diagnosed with cancer (especially when you're not even in your 50's!) but to say that YOUR whole life story begins there...I don't know, it is giving it too much of an importance. And, please don't get me wrong, cancer is important, yes, but not THE most important thing you know? I mean, even if you have cancer, you're still a person, you're still you, who you've always been (for the most part, I also know cancer can change you a bit as a person), except now you're sick. But I really don't think getting cancer automatically erases everything that happened to you prior to that nor that it makes them less important or anything like that at all, you know what I mean? It does shape you into a different person, but not completely; how you grew up, what you experienced in your life up until that point, it still makes most of who you are in life, it is still part of you and what helps create YOUR story.

So, again, if you ask me, my story began the day I was born and it's still being written to this day, adding new exciting, crazy, awful, sad and happy chapters to it.

So, what about you? When does YOUR story begin?