the years come and life goes (on)

Today I got a response to an email that I had sent 4 years ago.

4 years ago…..

Did I know that I would live 4 years to get a response back to it then?

The email was nice and laughter-full. I was young and cheerful. I liked myself in that email. Yet, I cannot stop thinking that it has been a whole 4 years since I typed those words and clicked on “send”.

Four whole years….

I have lived 4 years since then…..Four years of my life have passed, which brought me 4 years closer to the end of my life.

How were those years? Was I good? Was my life better? Exciting? Hopeful?

I can remember a couple of important things that have happened since then. I bought a house, I lost my dad, and I lost an exciting personal opportunity. I started a budget and got better in controlling my finances. Β Work continued as usual. I visited my family every year. I got older. Everyone I know got older. Life continued.

The question is; will I be able to come back and read this post 4, 10, 20, 30 years later?

I hope so.

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  1. That must have been an exciting moment to read a reply to an email sent 4 yrs back. I’m sure u might have read in twice thrice may be more than that and might have imagined a lot of things u did 4 yrs ago..

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  2. Was it a friend email or a business email? It’s kind of amazing that the person who replied and you both have the same email addresses!

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      1. Not too long ago, I was cleaning out my email and getting rid of large files and I came across some from a friend and forwarded them over as kind of a “hey, remember this?!” It was fun but I don’t know if any of them were 4 years old!

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        1. that is actually a great idea! I usually keep nice and important emails. I will try your way with some of my friends – I am sure they will enjoy seeing the emails back. great memories πŸ™‚


    1. yep… it is scary but also tells me how lucky we are that we have survived another 4 years πŸ™‚ (trying to be positive πŸ™‚ ) This experience also made me realize once more to prioritize my happiness and wellbeing in the future – I would love to have a great life while I can πŸ™‚

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  3. Now you got me thinking on my last 4 years. I was diagnosed with this illness 5 years ago and my last 4 years have been quite intense: full of fear, excitement, sadness, accomplishments. And yet, everything else around me continues. If I am not here 4, 10, 15 years from now, life will continue but I can honestly say I already feel lucky to have lived 5 years post a cancer diagnosis. xx

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    1. 5 years post-diagnosis is an important milestone. years passes so quickly that when I realize it it prompts me to enjoy life more and take it less serious. Hope to be around here for many more beautiful years πŸ™‚

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