Crazy Perfect Life: Follow Your Dreams



I’ve always wanted to write a book. Always. Ever since I was a child, I would write short stories and then longer stories. Later, I wrote for the school papers in both high school and college. But I didn’t major in journalism because I was encouraged to “pursue a career that would pay the bills.” Journalism didn’t seem to be on the top of that list, and instead of following my passion, writing, I majored in finance.

I chose stocks and bonds instead of words and sentences. I watched the market go up and down instead of letting the stories in my head come out.

It wasn’t until a year after I went through a scary cancer diagnosis, at age 42, that I decided to hit the eject button on the financial industry and focus on my writing. I wanted to spend my time doing things I loved, that fed my soul and made me feel excited.

Writing was one of those things.

I’m thrilled to share with you that my first book, Crush Cancer, has just been released. It’s about my cancer journey and all the positive takeaways I learned from it. It’s the book I needed when I first heard the words, “You have cancer.” If you or anyone you know has been through cancer, it’s a must-read. It’s the something good that came from something bad. Hopefully, it will help other people who are facing a cancer diagnosis, or watching a friend or family member deal with cancer, get through it a little easier.

You can order it on Amazon or download it on your e-book reader and read away.

I never thought this would be the topic of my first book. But that’s the thing about life…we can’t always plan everything out. We have to be flexible and resilient and do the best we can with the situation we’ve been dealt.

Whatever dream you have for yourself, or have always had, don’t give up on it. Don’t think it can’t happen. Don’t forget about it. Just because you might have hit the pause button, even for several decades, doesn’t mean whatever you’ve always truly wanted to do can’t happen for you.

You have to decide to make it happen. And then commit to finding a way.

No one can do it for you.

Think about whatever it is you’ve always wanted to do, and go for it. Figure out a way to make your dreams a reality. It might not look exactly like you originally thought it would look, and that’s OK.

If my book can assist people going through scary cancer, not only am I getting to realize a long-term dream, I’m also helping people. And that’s even better than I ever imagined.

Find meaning each day,

Dara


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