One Day…


I’m overwhelmed with love and support from so many people with the release of my book I CAN-CER Vive. On Monday January 30th I received a phone call from my publisher congratulating me for not only finishing the book but also to let me know the book was now live on Amazon, Good Reads, Archway Publishing, Barnes and Noble and would continue to go live on hundreds of websites in the next few days! To say I was excited would be an understatement-I actually didn’t know how to feel.  Over the next 24 hours I experienced just about every emotion.  I can’t stop tearing up thinking about all the up’s and down’s I’ve felt over my life-time.

My happy place is in a little place outside of Paris-Porte Jaune. Frenchie and I first visited Porte Jaune just after I finished chemo therapy and radiation in 2010. We have gone back a few times since that first visit, but nothing will ever match the magic I felt that first time. I’ve asked my family to please spread my ashes there–it’s beautiful and serene. I go there in my dreams, or when I need a place to escape the madness life sometimes seems to engulf my mind with.

When I step back and take a look my life, and I mean a long hard look at it all-I closed my eyes and saw myself flying over my happy place in Paris.  I flew high above it, high enough to see the whole city, and I realized something: I liked what I saw, I admired where I had been throughout my years, and I loved where I was going.

Monya Bonbon

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