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I want to be thin, beautiful and rich when I grow up.

BUT, if I can't be Paris Hilton, I want to be happy. I want to have "enough". I want to have enough love to keep me humming, enough food to keep me fed, enough money to keep a roof over my head, and enough of me left over to share.

I guess, when I grow up, I want to be me, only better.

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What do you want to be when you "grow up" (ie. what do you want to do when you are well/NED)

Who said I wanna (or had to) grow up? :(

I want to see my sons married and happy and I want to continue to be who I am, with enough yarn to keep knitting and giving away baby things....maybe even some to some grandkiddies of my own! :wink:

Maybe someday I'll write the children's book I always thought I might like to do.

But mainly, I will want to do what I know now is most important....continue to spend time with those I love and have fun with and whose friendship I treasure.

At the end of the road, folks...it doesn't matter where we've been or how much we have. All the matters is WHO WE HAVE BESIDE US!

Just surround me with the people I love and who love me....and the rest will take care of itself!

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Right now I am considered NED....that is a very good thing. BUT I feel the need to wait "a while" before I get myself too cocky with this NED business.

SO....after "a while" I would like to write my story of this journey and have it published. I have had MANY tell me I should write my story...and quite a story it is! So, with the help of ????, I would finally like to do it. I have it started. It is HARD to do. In spite of the fact that I was an English major, I am having some trouble with it.

I would like to bring HOPE to someone feeling hopeless. I would like to EMPOWER someone who feels impotent. I would like my story to give STRENGTH to someone who's feeling weak. And maybe even give COURAGE to someone who is fearful.

Finally, I would like to give back somehow, for all that has been given me.


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Great topic, KatieB! Thanks.

I've done a lot of thinking about this ever since my dx. To be honest, the year before I was dx'd I was slipping and sliding down into a dark hole from which I could see no serious purpose to my existence and couldn't find a future to look forward to. Then, ta da! Cancer! Spun my head around and, suddenly, I saw ENDLESS purpose and potential for my life! :wink:

I'm trying to do NOW what I want to do - if I wait till I beat this thing, I might never do any of the things I now realise make life so meaningful, so purposeful, so just-plain enjoyable! If I can't do some of these things in the end, well, at least I got started.

I plan to start an organic foods coop in my little rural town. I'm starting to research the steps right now. Have lots of interest from neighbors.

I plan to run for city council here in April. This dying little rural town needs new blood. Also lots of interest from neighbors.

I want to get my body in really good shape so I can wear the clothes I long to wear (tuck my shirts in again, for instance) - I weigh almost 40 lbs more than when I met Mark 15 years ago and, while I don't need to be THAT slim, THIS is ridiculous.

I've wanted to be a published writer since I was a child and had the satisfaction for many years as a newspaper reporter in California. I've had the talent and the ideas for years and years, but have never had the self-confidence, the willingness to risk needed to actually do it. Have a children's book ready to send to a publisher. Going to do it! (Now I'm committed - please nag me 8) )

Most of all, I want to continue to love my husband, really enjoy his love for me, and stop pretending this is all a dress-rehersal. I've started living the life I want. Now I want to continue it!


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I also dont want to grow up. As I age I get wiser but that little kid is still in me I just wish my body knew it!!

Ever since my Brother became ill I have wanted to go into hospice as a volunteer, I am having some health issues right now that I hope to mend ( had an MRI on my back today) and when and if I get feeling good enough I would like to help others that are going through what my family went through losing Alan. I have always been a caregiver and it seems that what ever intrests me has to do with care giving. BUT that little kid in me wants to sneak out the bedroom window and stay up all night long, sneak back up the fire escape ladder to my bedroom and sleep late LOL

God Bless you all,


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