The ‘Someday’ Myth

By Lockey Maisonneuve 

Someday I’ll get a divorce.

Someday I’ll travel around the world.

Someday I’ll find my dream job.

Someday I’ll forgive.

Someday I’ll clean out my closets (both physical and emotional).

When will someday be here? How much time do we have until someday arrives?

We live in a bubble of immortality.

We think we are invincible. Nothing bad happens to us; it’s always the other guy that gets mugged or hit by the bus. We believe we have an unlimited amount of time to accomplish all the things that we dream, talk, and fantasize about because, thankfully, nothing tragic has happened. Our bubble is safe.

What happens when you learn that time is precious and that you may not have as much as you previously thought? What will you have time for?

Better yet, what will you make time for?

I had the opportunity to ponder this question about “someday” in 2006 when my immortality bubble was popped. I was diagnosed with cancer. I had eighteen months of treatments and surgical procedures to consider what it’s like to no longer have the luxury of waiting for someday.

Because once the security of your mortality is threatened, your life is changed. Forever. You can’t un-pop that bubble.

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In 2006, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Lockey Maisonneuve underwent chemotherapy, bi-lateral mastectomies with saline implant reconstruction, and radiation. During this time, she saw a real need for recovering cancer patients to exercise—not just for the physical rehabilitation, but also the mental aspect of regaining control over their bodies. After completing specialized training through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Lockey created MovingOn, a rehabilitative exercise program for cancer patients. Lockey and the MovingOn program have been featured on WABC, WCBS, News 12, WKTU, Overlook View, Shape, Park Place, and The Patch. For more on Lockey, visit her website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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