Saturday, March 29, 2014

When Life Hands You Lemons...

Hello, friends.

It has been a draining few weeks.

Recently, someone very close to me has been diagnosed with cancer.

The news came as a total shock, though I don't think anyone truly expects something life that.

Needless to say, I was absolutely hysterical when I had first heard. Inconsolable. How could this happen? What does this mean? What do we do now?

But what really amazed me was... the person who was diagnosed didn't shed a tear. She had just been diagnosed with cancer, and she seemed so calm.

I asked her how she was remaining so calm, and she simply said, "Maybe I'm just in shock. But there's nothing I can do and I have to keep it together. I'm sure I'll have my moments, but everything will be fine and I have to have faith."

In that moment, I dried my own tears and sat amazed at the strength of this woman. In one instant, with one life-changing experience, she taught me that no matter what circumstances are thrown your way, you must keep it together and keep moving.

You're allowed to have your moments. You're allowed to have yourself a nice cry. But don't dwell on the fear and sadness. Instead, let it fuel your strength.

Something as scary as cancer can send you in a spiral of "doom and gloom". If you keep a positive outlook, you will have positive results.

I have been having my own private moments to fall apart and cry, but I quickly pick myself back up and put a positive thought in my head.

My life as of late has been dedicated to providing support, a shoulder to lean on, laughter, smiles, and love for my loved one who is going through such a scary time.

The support of those around us has been so comforting and encouraging. So many people have reached out to offer their love and prayers, and we've been so touched by them all.

A surgery is coming up this week, and we are doing our best to keep hold on our positive outlook.

When life hands you lemons, no matter how big or small they are, make the best damn lemonade out there!

Much love, and thank you for your support.
Remain positive, and remain strong.

Christina Bracco

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

I'm Baaaaaack, And It's All About Love!

Wow! It's been about 10 long months since my last post. What a 10 months it has been.

A lot has changed for me since I took this impromptu break from blogging.

I didn't necessarily intend on taking such an extended leave. Before I knew it, time just slipped away from me and so many things were happening, and well... here we are.

Since I've last posted, I've done a lot of exploring. I took a long break from writing to focus on school, and my own self exploration. In doing so, I stopped seeing my life coach. A decision I often regret. Who knows, now that I'm back to blogging, maybe I should reconnect with her as well.

I'm now into my last year of college. An extremely frightening thought. I'm back in the zone of being a little unsure as to what the future has in store. I'm a little lost as to what I'd like to do when I graduate next January. Boy, oh boy, kids. Adulthood can be pretty sucky at times.

I'm also a year older! I'm now at the ripe old age of 21. The age that people describe as the "last hurrah birthday". I've been loving this newfound freedom that comes with being completely legal.

And finally, and most importantly in my opinion, I've a new love in my life. We began seeing each other a few months ago, began officially dating at the beginning of this month, and I've never been happier. I couldn't have asked for a kinder, more thoughtful, more handsome, more loving, caring, and so much more man than him. I feel so incredibly lucky and I'm reminded of that every single day.

In beginning a relationship with such an incredible man, I'm now certain that true love exists. Yes, you may have to wait a very long time. I've been waiting YEARS. But once you find him/her, you will be blessed with a love that is unexplainable. Don't ever allow yourself to become jaded. Your true love IS out there!

In reconnecting with this blog, I hope to reconnect with my creativity in a new way. Since finding love, I've been reinspired to write poetry. My poetry is now much less dark than it was in the past (though, I will never truly stop the gloom, hehe). And I have decided to work on officially publishing a collection of my poems.

It is an exciting and new time for me. 2014 is all about love. Love for yourself, love for others, love for what you do, and love for the world around you.

Spread love. Spread joy. Never forget to smile.

I look forward to connecting with my older readers, and any new readers that come my way.

As always, thank you so much for taking your time to read. I hope I've touched you.
Join me on this journey of self discovery, and discover many new things about yourself.

Much love to you all. I will see you in a week. Maybe even earlier!
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Xoxo, Christina Bracco