Is it just me or did this entire month fly by so quickly? How are you all doing? With stage three finally opening up, are you excited, nervous, or scared? Do you have plans in the near future to travel, or are you not even ready to leave your homes yet? At this point, I have started to have drive-way lunch dates with my close family and friends. This just means that instead of going to backyard BBQ’s or patios, we sit out in my drive-way, at a safe enough distance to catch up on life. Although I’m still not welcoming anyone over into the house as of yet, I'm slowly getting back to my comfort level and these drive-way lunch dates definitely help with that.

So since I’m not trying to leave my house any time soon, I have to find ways to keep myself entertained. OK, hang on now. I’m not saying that I’m bored at home, because I’m not, but with everything being virtual right now, there are entertainment options out there. Anyways, Reggae Sumfest was a two day (July 24-25) reggae festival that completely took me out. Listen. I literally danced for two nights straight and trust me when I say that it was so worth it. Now, don’t you go asking me how I did it, just know that it was done. Age ain’t nothing but a number when it comes to stuff like this. 

On night one, Agent Sasco was a hit. I’m in love with the song he has called “Winning”, because apart from it being a whole jam, it puts me in the mood to not only think like a winner, but to be one. The one performance I wasn’t expecting to see though was that of Shensea, and so it was really great to see her and the crew performing, even though her mother only recently passed. My heart truly goes out to her as I’m sure it couldn’t have been easy holding it all together. Night two had me dancing from start to finish, with Maxi Priest bringing me right back to my childhood days. It was definitely an experience. Let’s just say that after dancing non-stop for those two days, I was weak! I know I just said age ain’t nothing but a number, but yeah, let’s agree to collectively forget that I made that statement. You can say that I had to take it easy for sure after day two, because if that wasn’t a full body workout, I don’t know what it was. 

It’s not as if I’m not already getting my full body workout in, though. As it is, I’m still on track with Jully Black’s 100 Strong and Sexy commitment to working out. Today makes it day 86 of 100 and I feel absolutely great. I can’t lie. It’s been hard, but I’m focused on getting my body back into the shape and feel of what it once was, if not better. Jully’s new workout cycle begins August 1, which means that there will be an overlap with my current cycle. I’m completely fine with that. One thing I’ve learned during these last 86 days is that accountability has been key for me. I recommend having an accountability partner if you find it difficult to stay consistent with your workout regime. 

Lastly, I know time has flown by, but it’s hard to believe that last July, July 25th to be exact, was when I received the unofficial diagnosis of breast cancer the morning right before we got on our flight to Europe. It all happened so fast. I remember being so excited to travel and have a blast, when the call came in. Imagine. Not only have I not traveled since then, but the memories surrounding the report I received come flooding back whenever I think of the last time I was on a plane. But here I am, cancer free, and it just makes me sit back and think what a difference a whole year can make. I can’t wait to share my story with you in full detail, when the book I’m currently working on is finally released. Anyways, as we are gearing up for this year’s virtual CIBC’s Run for the Cure, I have created our team for the walk. If you’d like to participate, you can register here, or if you’d like to donate instead, you can use the same link as well.

I’m looking forward to it.

Talk soon!