Survivor ~ by Kylie Sanders from Kitty-Kat Chronicles ~ Guest Post

I have realized in 2020 that my life is finally on solid ground after being diagnosed with cancer stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2007 and beating it. Then recurrence in 2015 that left me battled from countless surgeries and then chemotherapy for six months.

I now have my life and lust for life back tenfold and feel on top of the world. I have survived and have gained so much strength from my battle, as well as found a wealth of people who know and love me, for me and not some cancer survivor.

With my newfound strength I have started my very own blog and after almost two years can not believe where it has taken me. I work as a Kindy Aide at a local primary school and enjoying everyday as it comes. I have even found my Faith again and slowly, but surely building my relationship up with God again.

I do not take myself, or the world too seriously, and also laugh a lot, and always very loudly indeed. I am finally me again after a few years kind of lost and simply existing. Now I journal and go out with my family and close friends, my life is precious, but it also means I live it to the very fullest I can. Yes I still have bad days, but now those good days outweigh them more and more. I want people to see that you can be whoever you want to be. Never ever let anybody tell you otherwise.

Adieu for now Kitty-Kat xox

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About Kylie Sanders 

Work as an Education assistant at a local primary school. Keen blogger and journal writer, with a creative drive. I live currently in Perth Western Australia and confessed booklover. 

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🍃 Instagram: @knsanders97 

🍃 Blog: Kitty-Kat Chronicles 

What it takes to change & be the change

The changing colors of a leaf. The butterfly. These symbols represent change.

Change. Change is so darn difficult to get used to. So darn difficult to accept.

Change brings newness, and it takes time for the newness to feel normal. It takes time for your mind to get used to your new reality or the newest version of yourself. 

Stay humble

Of all the wisest things people have told me, the wisdom that echos most: “Stay humble”. Be open. Be willing to learn from the life lessons. Don’t be so hard-headed by thinking that you know it all. There’s always something new to learn. There’s always a different way of doing things.

Be brave

Say no to a life that doesn’t bring you meaning or happiness or contentment. Say yes to what makes your soul dance. It takes consistent courage to show up after you fail, to do things differently.

Have faith

Have faith in yourself. Have faith in the people who matter most to you. Have faith in your dreams. Faith in God. Faith in your destiny.

The only thing that is constant is change.

Heraclitus

You have the power to change yourself and your life. You’re part of a bigger picture. Your presence matters. Your work, your talent matter. Trust. Everything will work out as it should.