My Cancer journey began in January 2017, when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at 28 years old. Although this journey was not going to be much different than the many cancer patients and survivors I have met along the way, I can tell you that this diagnosis changed my life. I learned not to sweat the small stuff, and that it is the friendships and connections we nurture are what fill us. I learned to take care of myself, found joy in yoga, meditation and healthy cooking. I learned to listen to my body, and learned hair grows back. I learned that everyone goes through some type of turmoil in life and it’s my turn, and that I will get through it. Although I did not go through it alone. I am beyond grateful for my family and friends who cared for me, cooked for me, made me laugh and sent positive vibes my way. They are forever my A-team. Cancer has made me tougher and even more resilient. I’ve learned to live your life, and do what makes you happy because everything could change on a Monday.