Hello Girls… all women in their 50’s
My name is Esther Campbell aka “the Bitch” in work circles and as “Esthertjie” to my family.
When I was young I lived in the Kalahari but knew I wanted to travel the world and to do the aforementioned, I knew I needed to be rich. (Oh yes, I was very, very ambitious too)
I am now “rewired” I do not like the word “retire”. I am the happiest and most at peace I have ever been. It took a “snotklap” from the universe for me to get “my lessons” This came in the form of stage 4 ovarian cancer. After multiple chemotherapies I was left an empty shell with severe PTSD. I was addicted to SSRI drugs (used to treat PTSD) and sleeping tablets. My life as I knew it completely unraveled.
I lost not just my health, but my husband of 30 years, my beautiful home ( and everything in it ), my company, my life as I knew it. THIS WAS THE BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME. I set about regaining a life by SURRENDERING AND LETTING GO….. I had to give up trying to understand why this was happening and rebuild my life knowing I will never know why……. I live a happy, authentic and fulfilled life now….in the present moment.
This journey I have been on has taught me one thing. You are what you think. I had a gorgeous fit, trim body and then I lost my health and gained 40 kg. Now I am 20kg up from where I was but to me, my body is a thing of pure beauty. It came through for me. It stood by me and it recovered “ME” physically and mentally. It is a wonderful, miraculous body, able to without almost everything. Be kind to your body, treasure it’s every cel, curve, particle…..
If I could send a message to the younger me, I would say Dear Esthertjie, you are stronger than you think, braver than you ever imagined, live your joy moment by moment!
I would like my fellow women, mothers, daughters, grannies and free spirits to be careful what you say …..your body is listening. Love it, praise it, appreciate it.
In sharing my story with you all I have learnt WOMEN ARE THE REAL WARRIORS OF THE WORLD, LET US BE KIND TO EACH OTHER!