Happy Diagnosis Day

The Teardrop rock formation in Monument Valley, Arizona
The Teardrop rock formation in Monument Valley, Arizona

Yes folks, it’s my anniversary. On 17 December three years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  At the time I didn’t dare think too much further ahead than the next treatment hurdle, which in my case was a mastectomy two days after diagnosis. Oddly enough, the 17th December in 2016 falls on a Saturday – Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life Day in Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. A little spiritual tingle is travelling up my spine right now because it was after I came home from the hospital that I started writing my blogpost on that 7th Law, a post I’d been putting off for over a year as I came to terms with my own mid-life crisis, for want of a better description.  That post led to the Big Breast Adventure series and the rest, as they say in the classics, is history. It seems fitting on this day of reflection (for me at least) to reprise my  Law 7 – Purpose in Life post as a reminder to myself (more than anyone else) that time does indeed march on and finding one’s purpose continues to be a ‘work in progress’.

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image…means thank you, you’re welcome and probably a host of other things in Hindi. Mostly though, I would like my final musings on our Drawn to India adventures to be a gratitude post.

Home again, home again. Jiggety-jig.

IMG_LB Departing Delhi (1) IMG_B Delhi (38)My feet are on the ground now in Sydney but my head and heart refuse to catch up.  They are still full of funny, sweet, colourful memories and images of Rajasthan. This first picture is from Delhi airport, would you believe?  A Diwali decoration on the floor made entirely of coloured rice. Here are some of my other memories and pictures:Continue Reading