Louise, a single mother of two has recently had an encounter with breast cancer but continues in her daily pursuit of laughter from the ordinary and inappropriate. Her teen son Mr Mac has Asperger’s and a rocking sense of humour, her daughter Miss Lipstick has an extraordinary appetite for makeup and is the most organised thirteen year old you’ll ever meet.
They live a quiet but eventful life in the countryside with their young black Labrador Daisy.
So Why No Full Stops?
“I’ve always charged through life, moving from one event to another at a frantic pace. Those who know me well, will tell you how I talk with breathless speed, as if full stops are a luxury not required. That was until March 2015, when an unexpected diagnosis of breast cancer had the potential to be a full stop to my life’s script.
I initially resented the challenge as I felt I had already fulfilled my quota of life’s trials and tribulations. A few years earlier I had fought an uphill battle to finalise my son’s diagnosis of Asperger’s, faced financial hardship and relocated the family to the countryside. This single mother of two felt she’d hit the ultimate trifecta with this unplanned diversion.
I thought cancer was my full stop. The big one. The badge of honour. Life can’t touch me now. But life continues and curve balls keep coming. I was so grateful to be here but frightened at what the future might be. I was still trying to follow what I thought I was supposed to be doing, rather than listening to my inner self. Fear was holding me hostage and preventing me from embracing life fully. Ultimately, I was stopping myself from living a life with no full stops.
The “gift” of cancer is that it makes you realise how precious time is and jolts you into action. I realised I needed to uncover what limiting beliefs and blocks were holding me back from creating my own storyline. Here I share my story and lessons learnt along the way to Connect. Heal. Grow.”