The New Normal

You know how people who have fought and overcome something life-changing (divorce, cancer, a death, etc.) start talking about their “new normal” like it’s something you’re supposed to understand? Well, guess what everyone! It’s happening. Right now! To everyone on the planet (or just about). If you’ve never lived through anything awful, soul-crushing, or life-altering... Continue Reading →

I Am A Dreamer… I Think

“If you are a dreamer, you are realistic, you are determined, and most importantly you are optimistic. Success will just be a result of your actions. Importantly, optimism is not about being positive as much as it is about being determined and enthusiastic.” – Suzanne C. Segerstrom, Breaking Murphy’s Law I’ve always considered myself somewhat... Continue Reading →

Signs at Work

I'M GOING TO THE AMAZON!! Y’all. Words cannot describe how excited I am and how much I absolutely need this adventure! We are flying into Ecuador and spending a few days in the Amazon before we hop over to Peru to see Machu Picchu. And let me just say: SO MANY THINGS fell into place... Continue Reading →

Oncologist Update

I’ve been getting asked for updates on my quest to have my records transferred from Novant Health (one Charlotte hospital system) to CMC/Levine Cancer Institute (another Charlotte hospital system and where I had my DIEP flap surgeries), so I thought I’d write up a little blog post to give some insight on that. First off,... Continue Reading →

Close to Home

After what ended up being a rough ending to my otherwise wonderful day yesterday, I got off to a rough start today. I spent the morning at work surrounded by my amazing coworkers while I cried into a Kleenex about my frustrations with cancer (with a little bit of "life in general" thrown in for... Continue Reading →

The Highlight Reel

The phrase “highlight reel” has come up in conversation a couple of times over the past week or so and it’s gotten me to thinking. I’ve been writing a lot lately on how wonderful life is and finding joy and using that big foob energy and all that, but it’s just a highlight reel –... Continue Reading →

Ask and You Shall Receive

“You must become unshakable in the belief that you are worthy of a big life.” – Kristin Lohr It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update, but that's just because I’ve been busy living my life, kicking ass at work, and aligning myself today with the person I want to be tomorrow. The past... Continue Reading →

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 →

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