In 2012. Sunday Burquest was diagnosed with breast cancer. After multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and a bout with depression she discovered she was much stronger than she imagined and decided to follow her dream and ended up on the 33rd season of the Emmy award-winning reality tv show Survivor Millennials vs Gen-x.
Sunday describes herself as a Grit Girl and I was very keen to talk to her about how she’s embraced so much change in her life, ignored any suggestion that she shouldn’t do certain things “at her age” and how she continues to challenge herself even after her Survivor experience.
In this conversation we talk about being on Survivor, and what she’s learnt about pushing herself, making change and surviving some pretty gruelling situations. I hope this inspires you whatever change you’re making this year. You’ll love Sunday’s down to earth energy and discovering how to be a Grit Girl (or Boy) too!
We talk about -
- Surviving cancer and the depression that followed
- The qualities of a Grit Girl
- How the experience of putting yourself outside your comfort zone changes you
- Coping with the judgements of others
- Resilience and surviving setbacks
- Taking small steps and not giving up on ourselves
- How women can support each other
You’ll love this episode if you’re at a crossroads, want to make some bold changes in your life, have made any new year resolutions, want to live more authentically or want to embrace getting older and wiser!
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