I received my metastatic breast cancer diagnosis at 26 years old, on April 11th, 2016. I had just been accepted to my top 3 graduate school programs for Opera Performance and Classical voice the week before and was in the middle of trying to decide between them—all while attempting to process my beloved grandmother’s sudden death on March 30th, 2016. To say this time in my life was “full” is a monstrous understatement. I went from excitedly planning my future to mourning the devastating loss of my grandmother, and the illusion of the control I had over my life, in a matter of seconds.