A sea change, a door opens.

12.05.2014 - By James Durham Audiobooks - FETIDUS

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Hello Everyone! James Durham here with some big updates!Sometimes cutting right to the point is the best way to handle it. So here it is:Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with cancer.Now, before you get worried about me, there is very good news. After testing and surgery, the diagnosis is as good as I could hope for. I was diagnosed with a form of cancer that is very curable, and on top of that, I caught it early at stage 1, so I plan to live a long and healthy life. I am very, very lucky.So please, no worries about that. I’m fine now, and life is, in fact, better than ever.But through all this, I changed, and I’m continuing to change. In a single, solitary moment, I experienced a profound shift in my heart. And I can’t shake it — I don’t want to shake it.The best way I can describe it, is that my life’s priorities magically reconfigured themselves right before my eyes. It’s a powerful sea change that I can’t and won’t ignore. I can’t pretend like life is the same as before. It’s not. While I lucked out with the diagnosis and treatment, this was the latest nudge in a series of nudges that have honed and refined my focus in life.One major development is that I have been focusing on my health right now — I’ve had to put a lot on hold  — and frankly I haven’t been able to update you all, as I’ve been focused on fixing something I’ve been neglecting for a long time.So I’m here to tell you that there’s a bit of a change coming at jamesdurham.com. And, for those of you who have followed some of my projects, like FETIDUS, I have important news.So I’ll start with FETIDUS. Am I ever going to release FETIDUS 2? Yes! But, it will still be while yet. FETIDUS 2 (lovingly known as "F2") has been coming along beautifully. I’ve actually rewritten and reworked huge parts of it, and I love how it’s coming together. I wasn’t satisfied with the previous versions, but this one… this one just feels right. Finally. A lot of sweat has gone into it so far. And yet, there’s still so much more to do.However, I’ve had to pause development of F2 for now as I’ve had to focus on my health and some very personal projects, which I’m about to share with you right now.For those of you who have been waiting patiently for F2, this might come as a bit of a disappointment to you. This was not an easy decision to make. F2 is finally starting to come together in just the way I had hoped. And I had been targeting this year to launch. But the change in my heart is too profound, and my priorities have honestly shifted.Hopefully you’ll see why this is so important to me in the months to come. But for now, F2 is on hold, as I make some major changes in my life.My choice of shifting my priorities was reconfirmed recently by the heart-breaking loss of a dear friend, PG Holyfield. Many of you knew him or were familiar with his work. I’ve mentioned him before, and he was set to play a major role in F2. He was struck down by a vicious form of cancer and his rapid passing was a shock to anyone who knew him. A large community of friends and supporters mourn his tragic passing and honor his life. He was one of the reasons why I got into podcasting in the first place, one of my mentors, who over the years became a dear friend. His friendship to me when I first found out about my own cancer early this year, showed a kindness, love and a quality of person I’ll never forget. I miss him. And I know many people do. When he was diagnosed with cancer we talked about doing a blog or podcast together about sharing our journeys, but his form of cancer devastated him so quickly, we never had a chance to do it. You can support PG Holyfield’s family at the PG Holyfield fund — there’s a link…

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