What Does Freedom Mean To Me?

The Cancer Voice Asia | Free people are blissfully happy and they can choose to be happy wherever they are. Photo by Catherine McMahon on Unsplash.

Freedom smells like an unpolluted air.
It tastes like a bland food diet.
One of its bad side?
I am still dying to eat cakes!
One of its good side?
I finally stopped drinking coffee!

Being free is —
I don’t need to look back at what or who is behind and already forgotten.
Cos’ while being in prison,
It was a privilege to earn the freedom there forthwith.

As freedom is warranted,
It’s like an ocean.
It can be calm or still,
And rough or rigid.
No matter how ambiguous, it is,
Life with freedom after surviving
Is beautiful.

My name is Cielo, the author of “The Cancer Voice Asia”, a blog that aims to support and inspire anyone who is facing cancer. I know how it feels to be diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer, Leiomyosarcoma, at the age of 29. I know the challenges, the fears, the hopes, and the joys of living with cancer. I want to share my story with you and connect you with others who understand what you are going through. Together, we can empower ourselves and fight against the disease. Join me on this platform and let’s make our healing journey a meaningful one.

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