My children love building bricks, building blocks and manipulatives. They will painstakingly work on designing them according to the instructions to insure that they look exactly like the picture on the box. When they get knocked over and shattered and pieces lost, after their anger and frustration, they go back to work. With missing pieces, I’ve still seen them make great designs. It may not look like the picture or the ideal image that they had, but it still looks good.
I have to continually make sure I keep this in mind. Breast cancer and life reconstruction – physical, spiritual, financial – may not look like the picture I once had in my mind. As I’m rebuilding, I haven’t always followed the “instructions”. But, I’m still (re)building something phenomenal!
Melanie A. Nix – Triple negative breast cancer survivor. Resilience Coach, Reconstructionist™ and Health and Wellness Advocate. Always striving to color outside of the lines when defining my new normal.