One week anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. Should I give myself a card? I go to work today. Still very weird being there. Almost no one at work knows; and it’s very hard for me to feel or be myself.
Tonight I tell my board. I have thought a lot about what am I going to do with the Junior League. Can I still be President? I have had many conversations with my friends, friends who have been President. Conversations with Travis. Conversations with myself. A plan is made. 7:00 comes quick. There I sit in this room with these amazing, intelligent women and I tell them. I say I have breast cancer. I get choked up. I look at Stacey and she wills me on. Sometimes, I still can’t believe it when I say it although it’s getting easier. I tell them the plan. I tell them I will remain as President and what backup plans are in situations I can’t be there. I tell them the plan for how to tell the membership. They all are very concerned. I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such fabulous women who I know will rise to the occasion if it is needed. The meeting is over and I’m exhausted. One big announcement down, many more to go.