It took the death of my sister, Sue, at the age of 57, to realize life can end at any moment. She was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer and died just four months and 7 days later. Sue’s passing put me in a tailspin unlike any other. I had always been someone who loved to seek out transformative experiences.
I did them every couple of years, came back refreshed and renewed and ready to take on the world, but it wasn’t too long before I was mired back in the daily mud of life. Sooner or later I would forget the deep connection I had made to my soul, and life would go on as it always had. Dull. Boring. Forgettable.
After I resurfaced from the horrible nightmare of my sister's death (I won't even go into the fact that my Mother had died just four months prior after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer's), I realized it was not a bad dream at all, but a new reality I would now be living in. And so I decided it was time to make a change for good and founded Soul Journey Inspiration.
I believe that like me, there are too many women and men out there who are living a life they just happened upon, not the life they truly want. My sister, like most everyone, had hopes and dreams for herself. Once she was diagnosed, she saw it as a wake-up call to change her workaholic behaviors and have fun, relax, and enjoy life more. But she never got the chance.
I watched in abject shock as her body broke down before she could even get her head around what was happening, and while she was trying to fight back and gain some sense of normalcy, she unwittingly stepped on an express train to the end. Before any of us realized what was happening, she was gone.
I don’t think she believed it was ever going to happen and her dying was just not something that was a part of my reality. This. Could. NOT. Be. Happening. And yet it was. I share this story because I want you to realize that such a scenario can strike any one of us at any time. My sister was a healthy individual who ate right and exercised. And yet, she died. She doesn’t have the ability to get in touch with her soul anymore. To find out what she was really meant to do in life. And to truly follow her bliss.
If you are reading this today, you still do. So if not now, when?