My dear friend, there you are again! Welcome back to Alexa Loves AYA’s. I’m so glad you came back to visit me.
I have a song for you that was super popular in the early 2000’s. Have you heard it before? If not, let me introduce you to tonight’s song, The Middle by Jimmy Eat World.
Have other people written you off? Even worse, have you written yourself off? Do you believe it’s over for you? I want to encourage you today and share why I don’t think that’s true! Here is a thought I want to share:
Labels can be painfully accurate about someone’s past while missing their future by a mile.
Let’s make a quick edit to that:
A diagnosis can be painfully accurate about someone’s past or current abilities while missing their future by a mile.
I am confident that no matter what you still have something to give, even if it looks different than you had imagined. I understand that your dreams may have required modifications or were forced to change entirely. You are not disqualified! Although you might not be there right now, please don’t write yourself off yet! Here is a good perspective I learned: Everybody has to face this in life eventually. You are just in the middle of figuring out what’s next and it takes some time. I am really looking forward to what you will achieve dear friend, and don’t forget about me when you get there!
Thanks for tuning in to this edition of Alexa Loves AYA’s and spending part of your evening with me. Feel free to send a link or tag on social media if a loved one needs to hear this. I look forward to dedicating another song to you and expressing more of my heart next week! I can’t wait to visit with you again, dear friend.
2 thoughts on “Alexa Loves AYA’s: The Middle”
AYAs? What does that stand for again?
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Adolescent/Young Adults patients, typically regarded as ages 15-39. I also include former AYA’s too since the problems are usually life long! I’ve only seen AYA apply to oncology, but I also include anybody in the age group (or former) who has a chronic or serious illness/diagnosis too. I dealt with a serious chronic illness for several years before my cancer diagnosis so I relate to both!