Up until today I'd never walked on a golf course (which is funny since today set quite a high bar for any future times I will walk on the green)!
I've been in Tucson the past two days with Fight Colorectal Cancer to help launch us into March - which is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Ever since I started this job 5 years ago, there's been several moments that feel larger than life. Today followed suit - being around players on the PGA Tour of Champions, watching the NASDAQ bell ceremony, seeing Packers fans follow Aaron Rodgers all over a golf course - what a day!
As I thought about what to say about all of this and give an update on my sugar fast (which - by the way I held strong despite the amazing dessert tables!) what stood out to me was this: I am a champion.
I've been around a lot of people the past day who are considered champions - they are amazing at hitting a golf ball and throwing a football. I've been with a group of fellow colorectal cancer survivors and advocates who are also champions. I think we call people this not because they've won (although often - they have!) but because of the spirit they embody. A spirit that doesn't give up. A heart that faces challenge and decides to fight.
And that's what I am doing too!
It's uncomfortable for me to write this, but I'm learning that unless I can celebrate the successes of my life and be proud and thankful for what God's doing in it - I'm not fully embracing the champion He's made me to be!
So today I leave the Tour of Champions as a champion! I'm a PR professional/social media guru who just got to cover an amazing event. A cancer survivor who is healthy and surviving today. A daughter of God who knows my worth. A writer who's putting words together to tell the story. And a sugar-free warrior who's resisted all temptation to feast on brownies and decadent parfaits the past few days. Now THAT is a victory!
Enjoy some pics!