THIS. IS. 40.
During my darkest days of chemo, in so much pain that I could barely walk, I begged Tom to let me go to Mexico. I didn't want to fight. I didn't want the physical pain or the mental torture. I wanted to buy a one way ticket, sit on a beach with a margarita and let the cancer take over my body as I watched the waves day in and day out. He would say to me, "why don't we wait and buy our plane tickets tomorrow?" The next day, I would wake up and decide, "today, I choose to fight for my life." Now that I am on the other side, winning my battle with the dragon and nearly at the top of my mountain, I've chosen to spend my 40th birthday in Mexico. Surrounded by friends, with my incredible husband by my side, I welcomed the next decade with love, laughter and hope for my future. I watched the waves crash, I drank margaritas, and I hung upside down on a zip line into a cenote. I screamed, "I beat cancer, I can do this!!!" before overcoming my fear and jumping off a cliff into a river. Less than a year ago, I wanted to go to Mexico to die. Instead, I chose to go to Mexico to live. Here's to the next chapter. Here's to overcoming fears and to living life to the fullest. Here's to choosing life when the option to die is available. Here's to being 40 and fabulous! #40thBirthday #40 #mexico #cenote #rivieramaya #unico2087 #cancer #breastcancer #ibeatcancer #upthemountain #2ndhoneymoon #zipline