Isn’t it strange how the things that are worst for us are often the hardest to let go of. It’s as if we get so comfortable in our pain and / or misery that we forget anything and everything that is or could be positive in our lives.

The truth is, amongst all the thorns we face on a daily basis, there are still so many beautiful roses. All we really have to do is take a second to admire them, enjoy them and simply acknowledge that they’re there. I’ve spoken a lot about positivity in my previous blogs but I’ve recently realized, more is required to overcome life and its challenges. Being positive is not enough, we actually have to believe, have faith and make the effort to make the positive happen in our lives.

I’m ashamed to say, I recently came to the harsh realization that I’ve allowed cancer become my crutch. Subconsciously I’ve been so busy waiting to die that I’ve neglected, well, everything about my life. Coming to this realization hasn’t been easy and I will admit, I tried to deny it for as long as possible. Now that I’ve accepted it though, it’s time for change, a whole lot of change. It’s time to start making plans, getting going and moving on again. 18 months down the line, I think cancer has taken enough from me and my life.

So many people have asked me what my goals are for 2014. Until now, my answers have all been things like, “beat cancer”, “grow my businesses”, etc. But since my recent shock to the system and the realization of what I’ve allowed to happen, my goal has changed. Now, it’s a simple phrase that I plan to apply to EVERY aspect of my life, “Just Do It and Do It Now!” it’s that simple. No more waiting to see what happens next, procrastinating on where my cancer journey is headed, just immediate action. Call it spontaneity if you will.

I’m excited, revived and for the first time in a very long time, I’m alive! I even did a Warrior race two weeks ago, that was something I never thought I’d do, with or without cancer. I loved it, I finished it… I did it… and it felt like heaven. There are so many things I want to do, so many places I want to go and for the first time, I have no desire to wait for anything or anyone else to do them with or for me, I’m officially on a mission. This journey is about to get a whole lot more exciting  and I’d love to have you with me so stick around, I promise to be a little more active if you promise to walk, no, run, with me.

I think there comes a point where every one of us has to come to some kind of harsh realization in order to make the changes we are constantly longing for. I think we all need an intervention at some point in our lives. When will yours come? When will you allow yourself to make those changes, put in that effort and JUST DO IT?

I’d really appreciate your input and feedback on my posts, as irregular as they are. Feel free to ask any questions or leave any comments, I promise to respond.

Much Love

One Day At A Time

4 thoughts on “JUST DO IT & DO IT NOW

  1. Hi Mandy
    Wow! What a wonderful philosophy and approach to life. So much of what you say is so true and relevant to us all – we can all take a leaf out of your book. I am so glad that you have gained a new perspective on life and are tackling it with so much positive energy – it is contagious so keep spreading the good news. I receive a daily motivational clip and Tuesday’s was: “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” I think that sums it up. Take care and keep the posts coming!


  2. My Mandy, I’ve always been proud of you but I am no longer just proud of you, I’m in awe of you and your achievements!! Never, ever put yourself down or think that anything you do is mediocre – because that is not you! You don’t do half measures, you don’t do the extra mile, you do the extra mile and then some!! My Mands, I love you to the moon and back!!! So very proud of you xxx


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