A Life Worth Living

It has been around nine months since I have been blessed enough to continue to live my life after cancer. I’m still trying to figure out what exactly that looks like, but so far… it’s actually pretty complicated. I’m sure many other cancer survivors will tell you that your life will never be the same as it once was, but isn’t that true for everyone? Continue reading

I’ve Been Crushed.

Today is April 20, 2019 and one year ago on this day, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 26.

I’m having trouble trying to convey everything that I have been through and endured during this past year because it has happened so fast and I still can’t believe that I’m here right now.  Not because I thought I was going to die (well, some days I did, but for the most part, I did not) but because one year ago today, I was so deeply blindsided that I had absolutely no idea where I would be within the next HOUR, let alone the next year. Continue reading

wandering in wellness

With my (active) treatment coming to an end and I am (hopefully) finished with all of my surgeries, I am now on my “journey” (kind of hate that word) to health + wellness.  So, what does that mean, exactly?  Well, I’m not so sure.  I am in no way a licensed nutritionist, naturopath, doctor, etc.  I still struggle every day with eating properly and incorporating more “natural” products into my lifestyle.  I will say, though… I try my best! Continue reading

a new thanksgiving

Well, well, well… it’s been a minute.  Haha.  I think I begin almost every one of my posts with a comment about how I’m really not very good at keeping up with this thing, but it is what it is and here I am with a fresh new blog post!  I have a lot to update you all on, so let’s see how well I can navigate through the past month or so. Continue reading

MORE THAN PINK | Breast Cancer Awareness Month

So, yesterday was October 1st.  The beginning of one of my favorite months of the year.  Between the weather changing, the coziness of the fall season, Halloween movies, and just general spookiness, I have always loved October!  However, the month of October is also special because it is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM).  I’ve always been a supporter of BCAM because of the loved ones in my life who have faced Breast Cancer… but this year, it’s a little more personal to me since I am now a BC “thriver” (not really sure how I feel about that term but I don’t deem myself a survivor just yet!) Continue reading

here’s the truth

Most of the time, I find that I can convince myself that I am strong, courageous, grounded, confident, and well.  And most days, that’s the truth—at least mostly the truth.  As with anything online, a lot of content written and posted by others is somewhat of a “highlight reel” and I’ve been guilty from time to time of writing uplifting and positive posts either here or Instagram or Facebook or whatever… but the truth is—it’s not always pretty and positive; it’s quite the opposite. Continue reading