Let Yourself Be Gutted

There is a quote by Cheryl Strayed that says, “Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start here.” It has been around for a while but has recently resurfaced in my life and caused me to take pause. In a couple of weeks I will hit the 1-year diagnosis milestone, and lately I've been... Continue Reading →

New outlook on life, WHO DIS?!

I had a really long talk today with one of my bosses. I've introduced her in at least one other post as Audrey. She is the CFO of our [as of recently] 50+ person company, and resident "House mom". She's from New York and is basically my idol. She has a very dry sense of... Continue Reading →

Thank You

I read an article today about an elderly man who bought a VHS player on eBay so that he could watch some old VHS tapes he found. This man then wrote a sweet letter to the seller to thank him for letting him relive his wedding and retirement through those tapes, and the letter went... Continue Reading →


On my way into work this morning, I found myself reflecting on this year. With all of the massive highs and incredibly low lows that came along with my diagnosis, it immediately occurred to me that, even if someone were to offer me an exorbitant amount of money, I would never want to re-live this... Continue Reading →

The Monday-est Thursday

Life is full of disappointments. Some big, some small. I’ve had my fair share of them in the past but I could argue that I’ve never had so many consecutive disappointments as I have this year. Being diagnosed with cancer brought on more than I ever could have imagined (many of which are documented in... Continue Reading →

My October

Well, it’s October, which means it’s breast cancer awareness month. Which also means I sort of feel obligated to write something, anything to acknowledge it. But the truth is breast cancer awareness month no longer means the same thing to me as it did before my diagnosis. From now on, breast cancer awareness will be... Continue Reading →

Phantom… Sensations

Warning: Inappropriate post ahead! Y'all. This post is going to be pretty X-Rated, but I'm going to post it anyway. I've done some searching online, and I'm only getting a little bit of info, so if this helps someone else going through this along side me, great. If not, maybe it'll make for a good... Continue Reading →

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