Hi there! Welcome to my blog. My name is Emily Williams. I am a stay at home mom of two, a wife, and a Stage IV breast cancer survivior. I am truly enjoying the journey of life and all that it entails.
I hope you take a minute from your own to join me.
The majority of my adult life, I have lived in Sarasota, FL with my husband; Matt, and my two kids; Grayson and Ben. We truly love to be outdoors, it might be biking one weekend, kayaking the next, and catching the beach or nice walk, or a festival in between.
Life hasn't always been so easy for us, and It has been a process getting back to that. I was an art teacher for years, I had just finished my masters, and gave birth to Ben...life was getting easy again (besides the lack of sleep)! Sometimes, you just can't predict or plan what is going to come next...in the fall of 2010, I was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. I am here to say that I am not only alive, but living life!
After I was diagnosed, my life changed very quickly. It has taken me two years to be able to start this blog. There is life after the big C, and I truly believe life is what You make it. I try to eat clean, juice, exercise, enjoy my family and friends, and be postitive....I try to find my Sunshine.
Finding my Sunshine is doing things in a new light, and taking the time to do those activities you want, no matter how big or small. It is about taking the time and smelling the salt in the air and feeling the sand in your toes, appreciating the moment you are in ( sometimes easy, and sometime not!!). Don't get me wrong, this is not how everyday of my life plays out. I have those days where you just want to pull your hair out, and no matter how much you love those two little faces....you can't wait for them to hit their soft pillows! This is the way I strive to live. These are my goals.
I hope to inspire you to find YOUR sunshine, whether that means you decided to try juicing, you find a new place to explore, it helps you get through the day to know you are not alone, or just to laugh!...because I will warn you living with a two year old and a six year old, work, schedules, oncologist appointments, treatments, and just an overall trying to keep everyone alive, healthy and happy can lead to a pretty entertaining life!
Thank you for following along