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My First Craft Sale

It’s been a crazy busy last couple weeks around here.  I decided to do a craft sale, for the first time ever, and it’s coming up this Saturday, March 17.  Considering this was the last weekend prior to the sale, to say that I’ve been a bit crazy all day is an understatement.  In fact i just dropped onto the couch and borrowed an old Swedish phrase uff-da!
But I think I’ll be ready.  And it will be fun to see what sells and what doesn’t.  Plus I get to spend the day with my mom, daughter, and husband.  What’s better than that?
I’ve been seeing a lot of bad news on Facebook from a friend who lost a great friend to metastatic breast cancer, to a young mother who lost her battle to triple negative breast cancer – it’s been a bad week. As a breast cancer fighter/survivor/warrior; these thoughts are never far from our minds – will it be me?  Will tomorrow be the day I wake up and realize I’ve had a re-occurrence?  If you allow it, it will drive you crazy.
So what do you do to stop the thoughts?  You find something that you can delve into that takes away those thoughts, and that’s what this craft fair has done for me.  When I am taking photographs, or coming up with designs, and then making them; I don’t have time to think about much else.
And that’s my advice to you.  Maybe you have a different battle you’re fighting, but I can’t stress enough how important it is to find an outlet.  Pre-cancer I would have mocked that and said “yeah, whatever” and continued on my way.  Or maybe I would have said, “yeah, I should probably do that” and continued on my way.  It would not have happened.
Post-cancer I have discovered that it really is good advice.  Find your passion.  Find your outlet.  Find how you can celebrate each day and live it the best you can.  It truly is the only way to live this cancer journey.
Below are some of the items I’ll be selling at the sale….  I love how they turned out!  I’ll be putting them on my Etsy Store soon too!

At 50 years old I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I am currently NED (no evidence of disease), and trying to spend every day reviewing the world through the new lens I wear as a breast cancer survivor.

One Comment

  • Brandy

    The wisdom in your words is profound. I find it remarkable (having been lucky enough to this point to have no serious health concerns) that such a scary chapter in life can change a person in such a way. Reading this gives me pause and makes me contemplate my own journey and perspective.

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