The Roots

Tameka Johnson, a retired Special Educator, mother of one, and blogger, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 13.  Eighteen years into remission, she received the diagnosis stage II HER2-positive, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in 2013, at age 31. The disease remained in remission from 2013-2016 when her doctors confirmed that her cancer had metastasized to her left lung and collar bone.  After being diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 1994, Tameka knew that it would be her God-given purpose to share her story with the world.

Due to the progression of the disease in 2016, Tameka had to begin chemotherapy for another 4 months and is now stage IV. Currently, she receives treatment to maintain that stability of the disease. Although, she remains what the doctor calls stable her doctors have confirmed that the disease has traveled to her spine.

It was not until 2013 that Tameka began to share her life and story with others through her blog Evolving Soul; the spiritual, personal, and soul evolution of a young woman that is thriving despite her diagnosis and current battle with breast cancer. Tameka remains hopeful that a cure will soon be developed and that she will live a long and prosperous life with her daughter London.


In the early parts of her re-diagnosis, she realized she had to change her mind about Breast Cancer. She couldn’t be angry at it anymore, she had to learn to see life and things differently each day. She decided that she had to use cancer the way that it was using her. She had to make an example out it.


While cancer threatened to end her life, it’s renewed her and has given her a purpose to encourage and strengthen others. To get here, Tameka had to persevere and understand that there was something more significant to come through her battle and that something is her story. Through a combination of courage, faith, and personal evolution- Tameka uses her story to empower others while becoming the woman; God intends for her to be.

 

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Setting Things Back In Motion

Updated: Feb 13

During the first month of the new year, I fasted to gain wisdom, clarity, and insight into what I was to do in order to allow for my 2020 to be all that I was expecting it to be.

One thing that I had realized during this time was that I had allowed outside influences to affect what I was doing and where I was going. I was becoming comfortable and stagnant. I was losing my focus and veering off of the path that I had begun. Things that I had started I couldn't finish because I was too focused on things that ultimately didn't matter. Things that were meant to throw me off task, so that I did not reach my full potential. In the last few years it has been made clear to me what my path of life is but I interfered by ignoring what I knew I was supposed to do. Often times, we don't realize it but we can become our own worst enemy and block our blessings from manifesting because we're allowing for outside influences to creep in. We have to get to a place where we hold ourselves accountable for what we've allowed and move past that thing. We can't get comfortable in that place of stagnation if we want to get to the promise that is over our lives. Sometimes we even think that we aren't doing anything wrong, when in actuality we are. We are damaging and prolonging our journey to the promise.

I came to the conclusion that I had to set things back in motion and remind myself of God's covenant. I could no longer be comfortable and stagnant because that is not why I was placed on this earth. I have to do what I'm supposed to do, so that God can do what God needs to. This new year and start of a new decade is the beginning of something fresh for me. I'm convinced that it will be one of my best years yet. I'm stepping into uncharted territory but it is a place meant for me. This last month has allowed me to see things clearly and completely and I'm overjoyed. The happiness and peace that I have are genuine. Not because I'm in a place of having things but because I'm in a place of knowing where I am going and I am seeing things beyond my current circumstances. To be in this place is a feeling like no other.

My advice to you is to stop letting outside influences rule your insides. Stop letting those things creep in and take over, ultimately putting you in a place of stagnation or a place of becoming comfortable.

Trust the path that was created for you and hold tight to the promise that you know is over your life. I too am taking this advice because I so desperately seek to get to my promised place. This is the just the beginning!

Evolve With Me!

-T

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