I celebrated my 31st birthday last month (5/3). While I've always thought of my birthday as a "big deal," I've found a new appreciation for the occasion since my cancer diagnosis. There's nothing like having a doctor look you in your eyes and say, "we want to make sure you see 30," to make you … Continue reading Scrambled Eggs?
Many people have already written down the things they want to accomplish next year. I’ve never been big on resolutions because quite frankly they’ve always seemed so cliché. However, going into 2017, I’ve decided to write down just one resolution—LIVE! No, I don’t feel as though the end is near. I feel like I’ve gone … Continue reading Just One Resolution
The morning of my wedding it poured. The torrential down pour coupled with the wind made for a rough ride to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. You would have thought I would’ve been a nervous wreck considering the fact that my wedding was set to take place on the beach. I was calm. The rain … Continue reading In Sickness & In Health
Psalm 126:5 says, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” This has always been one of my favorite scriptures and a word that I constantly stand on when times get tough. So you can only imagine how many times I’ve quoted this scripture to myself over the past year. It has been a … Continue reading Reaping in Joy
The end of this month will mark a year since my last chemo treatment. I can't believe it has been a year! No more blue recliner, no more port bulging from under my skin and no more neulasta shot. Instead of the blue recliner, I spend most of my appointments in waiting rooms and having … Continue reading Hello from the other side…
It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since the call that delivered the diagnosis. The call that changed everything. This time last year I was sitting in my office waiting to see just how “happy” my Thanksgiving would be. I was awaiting the results of my biopsy. It’s a phone call that … Continue reading CANCERversary
Life is full of ups and downs. We are constantly rediscovering ourselves as we navigate life’s twists and turns. We are the sum of our experiences (good and bad). Everything we’ve gone through in our lives has shaped the person that stares back at us in the mirror every morning. Who I was last year … Continue reading Learning how to love again…