I am a cheerleader. Seriously, I was in my young life all through high school. I was raised in a very small town, with very conservative parents who were strict about a social life. With that said, being able to partake in a sport with a short skirt and after school practices, games on the road and obligations for home games, it was a life changing experience.
Now I was NOT a pom pom girl. Back in the day they had cheer squads and then the dancing pom pom girls. Now they incorporate them into one team. I don’t know if I would have made that squad. I have no rhythm. Which makes me a very interesting Zumba instructor for sure. Being a cheerleader in school was one of my favorite things. The workouts, the creativity, the friendships that have carried over into today.
I believe that being a cheerleader in school has seeped into my personality. Never mind the fact that I also have B+ blood type!! 😉 I have somehow become the cheerleader for my friends and loved ones. In fact, I work very hard at being the cheerleader for others. I firmly believe there is something to cheer on in all of the people we come in contact with. ALWAYS! Some may refer to this as encouragement, or support, or reassurance. I think it is cheerleading them.
With that said, I have always been the supporter not the supported. (okay the hubby supports me but he is legally required too) I do not seek support. I do not know how to ask for support. I give the support (cheerleading)
Suddenly, as people are discovering my current revenge on my body I am having cheerleaders show up in my online feeds. People who are saying things like “cancer has no idea whats in store” “if this shitty thing had to happen to you it couldn’t have happened to a stronger person” “you are a warrior” “do you even know what an inspiration you are” and very wonderful cheering support.
I am not quite sure how to take all the cheerleading. I think the support and confidence in my strength is amazing. But I am just a girl, well a woman, doing what thousands and thousands of other women have done and are doing too. Fighting for the life they want live. Seeking revenge on their bodies that are infiltrated with cancer.
I am just me, doing what I can to get through with dignity, humor and positive thoughts (remember it’s in my blood) I am just a girl who is learning to cheer herself on.
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You are stronger!