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Cancer and all the things that go with it

My mom’s cancer this time feels different. I am not sure I worry any more or any less — but watching a parent go through cancer affects you differently as an adult than as a child. I often relive the fear and concern I had as a child, watching my mom and family experience cancer and all the things that go with it: hair loss, doctors appointments, missing activities because she isn’t feeling well, and the overall fatigue that takes over her body.

Posted in Family, Health, Life

Magical fairydust: “So this is love, so this is what makes life divine.”

As someone who holds independence and alone time on the highest level. And as someone who used to consider herself a non-mushy, non-romantic, PDA hater. As someone who built walls to hide and protect her heart. Someone who kept her

Posted in Happiness, Inspiration, Life, Passion, Thankfulness

It’s always darkest before the dawn

Today I faced reality, and did something I never foreseen coming. I let truths escape my lips that I have denied for months, for years. And once those words, once buried deep in my heart, hidden deep in my mind,

Posted in Learning, Life, Struggles

Ten Things of Thankful – Week 4

This week was a short work week, and kinda a hassle and very emotional, but as we start a new week, this weekend was a wonderful surprise and blessing. So I am THANKFUL I can reflect and share the positives

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Thankfulness

Ten Things of Thankful – Week 3

I am super late on this post — it was a crazy, crazy weekend — and without a computer handy. So I will just cut to the chase. I am thankful for the wedding I was the Maid of Honor

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Thankfulness

Ten Things of Thankful – Week 2 (for me)

While I came on board on week six of Ten Things of Thankful, for me, I am only on week two. So I will be numbering my weeks as it pertains to my weeks. It was another crazy week, including

Posted in Family, Learning, Life, Thankfulness

Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Better

“Sometimes it’s easier to hit the road When the world is givin’ you a heavy load But if you stay and face it, I know… Tomorrow is gonna be better.” – Joshua Radin So, if you cannot tell by the

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Struggles, Success, Thankfulness

A sense of simplicity and belonging

So I realized it has been a while. I have been busy, planning events and worrying endlessly about my tooth. It is time for one implant. That happens tomorrow. While I look forward to the pain being gone, I worry

Posted in Life, Painting, Passion, Struggles

Letting go

Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go. Crazy that it is May 30th and this is the second to last post for this challenge. I am happy to see it done, but am glad I did it. It gave

Posted in Blog Every Day in May, Learning, Life, Struggles

My life in photos

Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures.

Posted in Blog Every Day in May, Cooking, Family, Life
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