This time last year I was given my diagnosis of Grade 3 Breast Cancer and it literally stopped me in my tracks, the ground fell out from under me and I didn't know which was up.
I quickly realised going down the rabbit hole is an adventure (if a little uncomfortable); I'm always late; I love tea parties and turning my hair (or lack there of) into the maddest of hats; curiouser and curiouser life is an evolving wonderland - no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
I am Marching because collectively, with strength we have taken the fight to Cancer and together we will beat it.
For me it is about accepting my new reality and with the loving support of my wonderful tribe - without my incredible family and friends I would not be holding my head so high; with the backing and might of wonderful organisations such as Cancer Research, McMillan and all the fantastic NHS staff; plus positivity by the bucket load - my future is bright, my future is mine.
I have spent the last year metaphorically walking all over Cancer, now I intend to do the physical walking - so that the future is ever brighter for all those whose lives change so dramatically when Cancer invites itself in.
"It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed." - Doe Zantamat
This March marks the first year of my journey, and with my precious lion hearted little sister (the beat to my drum) taking each step alongside me - we will March 10,000 steps a day through this month and onto next year.....
Much as we love all things Austrian, we won't be climbing EVERY mountain but there is this one mountain - Grossglockner - and this time next year I am going to be standing on top of it, where my grandmother stood before me. 💝 #walkallovercancer