I’m writing this on a plane on my way to Madrid, Spain, starting a four week trip with two friends, Carol Purin and Robbie Lambert.

Train Station in Toledo, Spain

At the train station in Toledo, Spain

We are going to Morocco, many Spanish cities, and ending up in Barcelona. I haven’t taken a vacation like this for 45 years. I wonder what it will be like to not focus on work or personal health challenges. This is my time to have an adventure.

I have a surgery date of June 17 to take out the lump under my arm that is metastatic breast cancer, based on the biopsy done in March. It’s a slow-growing cancer and I wasn’t willing to give up this long planned trip to have it out sooner. My intuition says this trip is part of my “treatment” and all is in divine order.