I believe what we often call " the new normal" after a cancer diagnosis and treatment is not about finding some kind of renewal.
Nor do I think it is about retreating to some mountain top or cave to find the new you. Anytime we go somewhere to be alone we also bring our old selves along as well.
For me life after cancer it is all about self-discovery. It is taking time to understand a fundamental truth. At this very moment we are full of the potential of what we will ever be. After cancer I believe it is best to step back and rediscover who you are now and then decide how you want to apply your natural born gifts to every aspect of your current life.