Awesome with Alison Ep. 9: 5 Years to Live With Melanie Day

Awesome with Alison Ep. 9: 5 Years to Live With Melanie Day
February 22, 2017 Alison Faulkner



I met Melanie last month when she brought her gorgeous, dynamic self to my little pop-up get together for Alison’s Freaking Fun Friday.

I complimented her shirt, not reading what it said but loving the design, and then she said, “Oh! It’s my blog! I have terminal cancer so I called it 5 Years to Live.”

For one of the few times in my life I was truly speechless for a second. Not sure what to say next. But as I regained my composure, and asked her more questions I just felt like I was in the presence of greatness and I wanted to learn anything I could from her. Her energy, attitude and outlook is awe-inspiring.

The mere fact Melanie’s time is so limited– and she has 3 kids, a non-profit and a business she is starting–and that she wanted to spend ANY of her precious moments at my “Freaking Fun Friday” was the ultimate compliment in my book. And I really believe I felt inspired to hold it just so we could meet.

I don’t plan on doing a ton of interviews on the podcast, I mean but who knows, but I do intend on sharing people who I feel are FREAKING awesome and have unique insight to share with us. I don’t believe I am worthy of this platform if I don’t also use it to help others with inspiring messages get some exposure. And it is an HONOR to share Melanie’s words with you guys.

In this episode Melanie shares the habits she let go of with her diagnosis, her insights from doing chemo while pregnant–as well as giving us all tips for how to support a loved one with cancer, and divulges her plans for making every day exactly what she wants it to be!

I know you’ll be inspired as well as gain tips and ideas you can use to make your own life just what you want it to be.



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