Day 16

Me: “What advice would you give to your younger self?”

Debbie: “Do I have to give just one piece of advice? I have a few! Other people’s opinion of you is nearly not as important as you think it is. Sometimes the most difficult situations lead to the most beautiful outcomes. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. While I was struggling to come to terms with my diagnosis, life had bigger plans for me. I was presented with opportunities to travel internationally for my work for the first time. So trust the process…don’t try to control everything…nothing is in control anyway!”

Rosie: “Woof!”

Debbie is a child life specialist and you can read more about her on her blog Her stories on surviving breast cancer can be found here:

Rosie is a beagle and feist mix that Debbie adopted a few months ago. She was going crazy barking at squirrels while her human mom was giving me profound, life-changing advice.

P.S. Talking to Debbie felt as if she had been preparing her entire life to give that piece of advice and I had been preparing my entire life to hear just what she had to say. Have you ever felt that way?

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  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures of talking to 100 people in 100 days! And thanks for the shout out about my blog. I just posted about my trip to the Czech Republic.


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