Interview by Jessie C
Hey guys I know this week I haven’t given a sneak peak. I was interested in this person and her journey and had to hear more about it. As you know last week I mentioned special contribution this month of October. It’s breast cancer awareness and the second Wednesday in October we will continue strong. Strong women we need to show support and appreciation. Remember every week you can catch us at the website Stereotypeco.com and also link in my bio under DreamWarriors blog. She hails on the east coast but in the south region, we are talking about the sunshine state of Florida. Zely Santos, 52 years young, thank you for taking your time out today. Let’s start from the very top.
What do you consider a Dreamwarrior?
I feel this is someone that fights and works hard to make their dreams come true.
Any dreams you’d like to share?
I’m a Beachbody Coach and I dream of having a team of survivors that are thriving living a healthier life.
That sounds amazing and very commendable.
This is what caught my eye about your Instagram page
Can you mention a certain point in your life that became a huge obstacle?
My divorce of my first marriage was a huge experience in my life and it became an obstacle because I was not moving on. I was holding on to anger and resentment. But the day I decided to give it all to God my life changed for the better.
Breakups are definitely hard and letting go is even harder in my opinion.
Do you consider yourself a strong person?
I feel I am a strong individual. I have gone thru breast cancer, double mastectomy, chemo, radiation, total hysterectomy. Was a grueling year of my life but I made it and I feel this experience made me even stronger.
Do you have any advice to offer anyone through out either a divorce or breast cancer?
Trust the lord with all your heart, he will get you through everything.
And, what was it like when you found out ?
It was definitely a roller coaster of emotions. I played my whole life over in my mind til the end and all I thought of was my children. They needed me.
It’s very tough, especially for a mother to make health decisions. Not just about you anymore.
What made your final decision to go through with it?
I didn’t want any reoccurrences
What makes you continue strong current day ?
My experiences, they’ve taught me to live one day at a time, do the things that make you happy and follow your dreams. I may not make all my dreams come true but I am sure heck going to try.
Wow such strength, I want to thank you again for your time Zely.
Thank you for having me.
That sums it up guys on this Wednesday October 10, 2018. Thanks for tuning in, be sure to check my link for any updates and same place same time next week.