Having cancer has made me less fearful. I’m engaging in life in ways I wasn’t before I had cancer. When I have an opinion, I voice it. I used to avoid situations I as afraid of, like speaking to crowds or flying in airplanes. I still feel anxious in these situations, but now I take that step forward instead of stepping backward from them. Don’t get me wrong here, I am not an adrenalin junkie, I am just able to live my life without all the personal restrictions I’d placed on myself before I got cancer.