Roksana's story: Dancing into a new life journey

Roksana's story: Dancing into a new life journey

For anyone thinking, 'what are the consequences of a brain tumour operation?' I would say: "Expect a big surprise when you first look in the mirror" as you will suddenly find out that all your hair has been shaved.

Oh my God (of course you don’t know yet that is it is not the only thing you have lost).
But to be optimistic and inspiring you have to think of how to turn a shaven head, and later funny looking hair, into something which looks like a choice. I started with a blonde wig!
It was perfect. It hid my face. It turned the question of "Oh my God, what happened you?" into "Oh, you are blonde now". Especially if you dance like me, you do care about your hair.
Later on, when I had a little hair on my head I turned from a blonde into a punk. So I started a hairstyle thing going – instead of obsessed with my next book, I became consumed by how to be a punk mother of four.
But seriously, there is life after a brain tumour surgery and the person you were is now gone and you have to toddle your way into a new person. I used dancing to slow walk myself into the new person hopping on a different life journey. After all life is a journey. You fall, and you stand up, brush yourself down and toddle on, in my case dancing.
Thank you Roksana for sharing your story!

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