Reflections

Perfectly Imperfect

I’ve been thinking about what it means to lead an authentic life lately. The words “authentic life” have been buzzing around the internet and in news articles lately, but what does it really mean? Last September when I was diagnosed with breast cancer I knew my life would be changed forever but I had no idea the depth and breadth…

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Breast Cancer Journey

Ode To The Boobs

I remember when you showed up. Unexpectedly of course. Some warning would have been nice. But no, there you were, all of a sudden. I’m not even sure I was the first to notice you, it might have been the 4th grade boys in my class that first pointed you out… literally… with hand over mouth giggles. To say I…

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Breast Cancer Journey, Fitness, Goals, Organization, Zumba

I’m Optimistic

Day two, post-chemo, and I’m feeling pretty optimistic today. I was initially excited to have my last treatment and had been counting down the days since day 60. Literally marking them off my calendar, calculating how many I had behind me and how many still lie ahead. I’m a very goal oriented person so anytime I can check a box…

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Breast Cancer Journey, Fitness, Zumba

The Pink Bracelet

I woke up Monday morning and rolled over in bed. Light was just starting to come through the window, which meant I had slept later that I realized. As I flopped my arm out of the now too hot covers, I noticed I was wearing a pink bracelet with my name on it. I was so tired the night before…

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