Sinful Sunday (Anonymous): Steps

This week, I’m turning over my Sinful Sunday post to one of my Twitter followers, who contacted me recently with this request:

I quietly follow Sinful Sunday, and it feels like a safe and mutually supportive environment, full of good people, but I don’t think I’m ready to start a blog of my own.

You don’t get if you don’t ask, so…if I take a picture to go along with this, is it something you would consider hosting?

When I read the rest of the text she sent me, I was struck by her simple and powerful words, and the bravery behind them. As she said in a follow-up message:

I love my tits. I’m going to miss them. I need to do something daring (for me) that will remain out there.

I think that’s a sentiment we can all applaud.


We’ve all heard the expression, “Every journey begins with a single step”. When times are good, you get to choose the steps along the path to your destination. This is not one of those times. Right now, doctors are dictating my steps.

Step 1 – mammogram

Step 2- ultrasound

Step 3 – biopsy

Step 4 – MRI

Step 5 – more ultrasounds

Step 6 – more biopsies

Step 7 – consult a plastic surgeon

And on it goes……

But not today. Today I choose to step in a different direction. Today I choose to celebrate my breasts and appreciate every joy they have given me. Today is for me. Tomorrow I belong to doctors again.

Sinful Sunday
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19 Responses to Sinful Sunday (Anonymous): Steps

  1. KP says:

    This is beautiful and so moving. Thank you for doing this x

  2. Rebecca says:

    This is such a wonderful post a celebration of what you are and sadness at what is to come. Thank you thank you so much for sharing. Have you considered that a blog regarding what you have written about may be much needed, I wish you so well and much love x

  3. Molly says:

    This is a very powerful and moving post. I can’t begin to pretend to know what you are going through dealing this but I hope that by taking back a little bit of control of your body and dictating what happens helps you get through. I wish you a full and speedy recovery.


  4. Aurora Glory says:

    Wow this really touched my heart. I am so so pleased you grabbed the opportunity to share this photo! Every part of you is truly beautiful and I really hope you can find the time to take some more gorgeous photos like this!
    Aurora xx

  5. Well hooray for you today, and whatever happens tomorrow, don’t be a stranger here in the future, you will find many friends. One of the more powerful stair stories.

  6. Good luck to Anonymous on your journey back to full health. You are courageous and strong. Sending love your way.

  7. Bee says:

    This tale resonates deeply with me. Wishing you a speedy recovery, I know it’s a hard road to walk but you will reach the sunshine on the other side.

  8. I am speechless! Such a beautiful and moving post.

    Rebel xox

  9. So very touching. Sending love and hugs.

  10. So very touching. Sending love and hugs.

  11. Beautiful, brave and very, very moving.


  12. Lea says:

    That is beautiful, those words, as is the photo.

  13. This is wonderful. Sending strength and resilience and all the hope to the beautiful poster. Gave me a lump in my throat.

  14. Exposing40 says:

    This is a remarkable and courageous post and also very beautiful. All the best for the coming weeks. Xxx

  15. Oh man! I’ve got goosebumps after reading that post.

    It’s times like this I really love that Molly has created Sinful Sunday – What an awesome photo. Extremely powerful words and after such a post I have no doubt your bravery will get you through <3

    I wish you all the luck and sending you positivity < Xx

  16. MariaSibylla says:

    This is a beautiful photo and a beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing this here. Best wishes for strength and love and healing as you move through the coming season. I hope you’ll join SinfulSunday again in the future.

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