Posted in after the diagnosis, coping with chronic illness, coping with life threatening illness, living with chronic illness, Living with Illness

I’ll Get To It Someday

Ever notice how busy life has become?  We’re all trying to do more with less and that is frustrating.  One of our most precious commodities is time and that too seems to be in short supply.  The question is can it be in shorter supply than if you didn’t have any time, like those who have died?  Today was the funeral for Farrah Fawcett.  She documented her journey with cancer not to sensationalize her life, but to show people that they too can put all their effort and energy into life.  She documented the realities of setting priorities and the importance of having friends and family with you at all times.

It’s convenient to believe that you’ll get to your list someday, but are you guaranteed a someday?  Another plane crash took the lives of all but one passenger on a jet today.  Do you think that each of them got on the plane thinking they still had a someday?  You bet they did, but unfortunately fate had other plans.

Is it that we’re nonchalant about having plenty of time to accomplish everything on our life to-do list?  Or are we really just living lives of arrogance and playing roulette with our lives?  What’s wrong with today?  Is today not meeting up to your standards?  Do you really have standards on what each day should be like?  I bet you didn’t think about it before your diagnosis, but are you thinking about it now?  Are you making sure your authentic in your communications?  Are you placating others to fit in or are you using your voice and making your voice heard in a world that needs as many solutions as possible?

Someday is an illusion.  For those facing a health challenge, someday is the hope that keeps you fighting, but can it really take the place of living today; in the moment?  Are you willing to sacrifice what might be a someday, for the reality of the world you’re living today?  Let me know how the idea of “someday” plays into your plans on your journey to wellness.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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