What is normal anyways? I looked up the definition and this is what I read- normal nor·mal (nôr’məl) adj. Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical. Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies. I haven’t been feeling normal lately. I still find myself thinking that all of what we are going through right now is just a dream. The reality is, it isn’t. This journey we are on is our new normal. What we knew to be normal before is now behind us and we are embracing a new normal. What we eat, what we talk about, everything we do centres around this diagnosis. It’s awkward and uncomfortable at times, but it is our new normal. There isn’t anything wrong with this, except for the fact they tell me I have cancer. I can say I honestly enjoy the new found benefits of all the changes we have made in our day to day lives. I feel the best I have felt in 20 years. The exercise, healthy eating, better sleeping habits and more, have contributed to a better lifestyle. I often say, “It took me to get cancer to understand the harm I was doing to myself.” If I can encourage anyone today who may be reading this, I would say to you find a new normal. Make the necessary changes in your life that will help you live a healthier and happier life. There is nothing wrong with normal.