I've never been good at letting go of things. I don't mean silly grudges or gripes. I always have an easy time of letting those go. I mean tangible things. Things that are comfortable to me. Things that I adore and hold meaning. I'll never be the person that hops on a plane and starts… Continue reading The Art of Letting Go
As I anxiously sat in the waiting room at Dana Farber with my parents and husband last week, my husband was talking to us a mile a minute. If you know my husband, this isn't a rarity, but this was on o v e r d r i v e. It was making me more… Continue reading I Interviewed My Husband
In general, stability is a really good thing. We go to college to get a stable job with a stable income. We look for stable relationships in our friends and lovers and we look to build a stable home to build our lives in and relax in. Being stable is a good thing. I got… Continue reading Stability
Haha, sorry, I had to use that title .. the rhyme was too good not to. ANYWAY, I digress .. I went into my phone notepad the other day to type out another grocery list and noticed how many notes I had jotted down in that space. Like, excessive amounts. I was scrolling through them… Continue reading An Affirmation Conversation
A funny thing happened today: I remembered I have my next MRI in just 4 short days. I remembered, meaning, I had forgotten about it. WHAT?! This time, 3 months ago, the week leading up to my first, post diagnosis MRI had me riddled with nerves. I was starting to have bad dreams, I was… Continue reading Not Today, Scanxiety!
My whole life I have been a ball of stress. I always tend to think of the worst possible outcome in any situation and harp on that bad outcome, in my head, until it becomes larger than life. Because I've always taken things on wholeheartedly this way, I know stress was a major factor in… Continue reading Hot Mess Express
I am in the 6th month of my diagnosis and more importantly month 6th of healing myself with a major lifestyle change (time flies when you're having fun). For 6th months I have flipped the script on what I knew for 29 years of my life and unlearned a lot of which I was taught… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Motivation vs. Commitment
I'm the type of person who truly considers over sharing a terrible trait. I've mentioned it in my past blog about social media, how it's so strange to me that we post so much of our real lives online and let strangers in on our daily routines, celebrations etc. yet won't even say hello to… Continue reading Why Did I Start this Blog?
Since the beginning of my diagnosis I've been hearing how important it is to advocate for yourself with your medical professionals. I feel sometimes, we put so much trust in them, that whatever they say goes. I have not always been the best advocate for myself. Sometimes, I leave situations thinking "I should have spoken… Continue reading Advocate for Yourself, It’s Important