Jacqui shared the following thoughts with me about her latest piece.
"Picking up from where the last piece ended I wanted to share and honest account of the reality of my cancer journey, which was physically and emotionally draining but also so life affirming at times.
A Cancer diagnosis can not fail to change you and those near to you . It leads to irrational thoughts and feelings that are often difficult to admit for fear of hurting those around you. I hope in sharing my story and some of these emotions it might help others who are thinking they are the only ones who feel like that. They are not alone, nor are they awful for thinking that way. It’s important they know this. Overall , I hope this gives people a sense of hope."
If you missed the first part of Jacqui's story (Lightning does strike twice), you can catch up with it by clicking here.
I am certain you will be as moved as I was by Jacqui's second contribution Hair Today…Gone Tomorrow! which you can read here.
A passionate traveller, her travels have taken her to more than 45 countries, from Artic winter snow to Australia’s Southern-ocean and Death Valleys’ arid desert to the rich tropical rainforest of South East Asia. She’s been rescued from a mountain, experienced an earthquake and tornado, travelled by dog-sled, flown WW2 aircraft and been stranded in the African savannah…
Following a diagnosis of breast cancer, she took time out from her Nursing career and studied British and European Social and political history, graduating with Honours. This led to her first foray into research, recording and writing with the production of the memoir of an American Bomber pilot of the 8th Air Force based in the European Theatre during WW2.
Inspired by recent events, and the Facebook group ‘We Love Memoirs’, this is her second written reflection on her cancer journey, and the importance of her faith.
She is currently working on her first memoir “The State I’m in”, a travel memoir based on her experiences in the United States.