Donna of Wind Kisses is our guest host for this weeks photo challenge. She invites us to show what over the hill means to us.
I can say that at my age I am definitely over the hill in years, but not in attitude. I’ve reached the age that I know my limitations and know that I can’t do everything I used to do. I also know I will never stop enjoying life to the fullest or stop having fun. Every day is a gift.
In my younger days I enjoyed hiking in new places. Back in 2006, the Delicate Arch hike in Arches National, Utah was probably the most difficult hike I’ve ever attempted. Yes, we hiked up that slick rock and along a very narrow ledge to get to the top.
It was quite a challenge but when we reached the top this view made it all worthwhile.
Many other times we drove up mountain for a scenic view instead of hiking.
This stunning view from an overlook made the drive up steep scenic Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park, California one to remember.
We were rewarded with this Alpine Visitor’s Center in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado at the top of Trail Ridge Road.
Sometimes life throws us a challenge we don’t want to face. My biggest hill to climb in my personal life was my Ovarian Cancer journey. There have been many bumps in the road along the way but today I am grateful that my cancer has been gone for over 11 years.
Did you know September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month? I was one of the lucky women to be diagnosed at an early stage.
For for the last few years, each September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month I have shared my story with others, passed out ovarian cancer symptom cards, and have participated in walks to help support ovarian cancer awareness. This year there are virtual walks all over the country.
Having an actual walk really brought attention to ovarian cancer in our area. The television and newspaper coverage of the event reached many people in the community. The event brought many women living with ovarian cancer together and there were many supportive family members and friends walking with us.
There was no walk in Savannah this year but Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month was recognized at a city council meeting and volunteers tied teal ribbons around trees in Forsyth Park to Turn the Towns Teal.
This year I am dedicating the month of September to ovarian cancer awareness.
Ovarian Cancer is sometimes called “the silent killer” because the symptoms are vague and many women aren’t diagnosed with ovarian cancer until it has spread. A woman’s chance of survival is much higher if the cancer is caught at an early stage.
To learn more about Ovarian Cancer I have included a few links: