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Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, October 09, 2019
By Emy Fernandez, MBA,
Life and Heath Coach

Deciding what to write in October is hard

Why?...because I feel as a breast cancer survivor – I should write about breast cancer

But I did that last year and the year before
 
This year - I don’t want to
 
This was hard – to decide not to
 
It was hard because once I got breast cancer – and survived it – I felt like breast cancer defined me
 
tumor, left breast gone, chemo, hair gone
 
BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR IS WHO I AM
 
And – as it sometimes happens
 
I was sitting with the white computer screen in front of me - I got a text from a friend of mine with this picture of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach all lit up in pink with a note



“National Breast Cancer Awareness Month = Pink Fontainebleau 

My response “Beautiful! Thank you for thinking of me my friend…”
 
Her response

“This doesn’t define you, it was a journey that you took and are stronger because of it. The pink was something we can all appreciate. The world is aware & hopefully fighting for a cure. 🦄”
 
 Life experiences that happen to us are just that – life experiences – they teach us, they strengthen us – but they are not who we are
 
So - although I didn’t want to write about breast cancer again this October - I thought my friend’s message was worth sharing…
  

OVER TO YOU:

What “defining” experiences have you had in your life? 
Did you feel stronger from having experienced them? 
Did you learn from them? 
Leave your comments here.

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