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Resilience, Triumph, and Failure: What I Learned From Hiking a Mountain

The last 18 months has arguably been the most difficult season of my life. I wanted to mark the end of my journey with cancer with something big. I didn't want it to quietly pass like a stranger, I wanted to honor it and to end with an exclamation point. On July 2nd...

The Search for a Mantra…

As I sat down to reflect on what I wanted in 2022 and set a new mantra for the year, I struggled to find the right words. When I embarked on 2021, the mantra I'd chosen was "Failure over Fear". I had committed to work on my perfectionism and the often self-sabotage I...

You Can Have Faith and a Panic Attack

Care Warning: In this blog I discuss my anxiety, panic related incidents, and death. Yesterday was the first time I pulled into the Cancer Center since June 30th. I went for a quick injection at the lab for a medicine that's used to manage my endometriosis during my...

You’re My Favorite.

Authenticity is a popular topic. It seems that everyone has an opinion on it and practically everyone is searching for it. here’s a point however when messages about authenticity can become toxic, too.

Mammograms, Protocols, and Radiation: Oh My!

Listen to the Blog instead of READ! May 3rd was my last dose of Adriamycin (the "red devil") chemotherapy and marked the alleged halfway point of my chemo treatments. At that point, my surgeon ordered more imagining to check in on how the chemotherapy was impacting my...

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