Live Love Life - Celebrating 1 year

September 01, 2013  •  2 Comments

Celebrating 1 year remission this month and reflecting on my first year after being given a 2nd chance at life!  I’ve enjoyed every minute and every day with my children, husband, family, friends, to the max!  This year I'm also proud to have started a new adventure Diana Photography.  “live love life” … that’s what it’s all about! 

This year I’ve made it my mission to spend less time worrying about things that we can’t change, those daily annoyances which we sometimes dwell on but really don’t deserve any of our time and energy.  By doing this, I’ve found that I don’t even seem to notice these things as much anymore, or at least, I don’t give them as much importance as I might have in the past.

Instead, I enjoy each day as it comes. Treasuring every little thing.  Listening to my children. Taking a moment to step outside to look at the sky during a beautiful sunset, even if I’m running late for dinner, baths etc.  Stopping by the side of the road to take a photo of the morning sun glistening on a wattle tree almost in bloom.  Taking part in as much of my kids’ school goings on, encouraging them when they are feeling insecure, pushing them to try even if it’s scary and giving them all the praise they need and deserve to make them strong and confident little people.

Life is a fragile and beautiful gift that needs to be cherished, appreciated and treated with care. Sometimes it’s not until we are thrown a complete curveball that we realise just how lucky we are to be here.

Most of all, I’ve learned to look after myself. To re-discover who I am, who I want to be. To have the courage to try new things, make mistakes, take time out, have fun!  

As I close my eyes each night, I think back and smile because if it were not for the love, encouragement and support of my husband, children, family and friends, I would not be who I am, I would not have the life I love so much, I would not have made it this far. 

Diana Photography is not just about taking pretty photos.  It’s about capturing memories while we live life to the fullest every day! 



Diana Photography
Thanks Sam. It sure does feel good. Whenever we have a bad day all we have to do is look back at where we've been and that's reminder enough that even bad days are good days. :) I am coming up to 2 years remission in a couple of weeks (I haven't been a regular blogger as you can see) ;)
What a beautiful post, Diana. Congratulations on one year of remission, may it be the first of many, many more! I often feel all these feels, find beauty in the ordinary and cherish moments more since my diagnosis. We really are lucky to be here, aren't we?
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