When we were in Mexico we went out on this crazy boat ride to swim with 30ft whale sharks. It was amazing. On the way back, our captain took us past this gorgeous shipwreck. When someone asked why they didn't move it, our eco guide said: "We're leaving the shipwreck, someday it will be a beautiful reef."

Forgive me for being so self-centered, but I couldn't help but feel like he was talking about me. My experiences with cancer, the trials, the fact that some days I feel like a total (ship)wreck... but from all of that something truly beautiful is being built.