I was a journalist for years at our local racetrack, Wall Stadium Speedway. I had my own column called “The Need For Speed,” in which I interviewed the drivers. It was an exciting time to be “behind the scenes” of the track that I grew up listening to and going to every Saturday night!
This picture came up on my memories and I wanted to share it with you. I was asked to drive a car in the women’s race called “The Powder Puff!” Of course I said yes, and once I had the driving experience I understood the passion behind the drivers I interviewed even more.
I was scheduled to start chemo a week after this picture was taken and on that night I remember telling my friends that I believed that racing scared me more!
Yet I did it and the fear turned to excitement, and after that race I felt as though I could get through anything…and I got through cancer.
Sometimes life hands us an adventure or opportunity that we never thought we’d have, and it’s those moments that can change our outlook on things forever.
I took that racing experience with me right through chemo and knew that in time I’d cross that finish line as a survivor.
And I did.
And it was a very good thing.
Wishing you love and light,