Posted in July 2012


“At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.” Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love Advertisements


“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” … Continue reading


I took a break.  An intentional break.  I took a step back, paused, and thought about what I needed in this space right now.  I don’t know if it is just me, but recently I am feeling the tentacles of cancer slithering everywhere.  These tentacles are reaching out and grabbing at people in my life. … Continue reading


It has been a beautiful summer.  The skies have been clear.  It has been hot, but lovely.  Perfect, blue summer.  Yesterday it rained.  It was gloomy.  The skies were gray.  It was hot as could be, and the oppressive heat was sealed in with a thick coat of humidity.  It was unlike any day we … Continue reading


Thanksgiving.  A time for celebration, and gathering with family.   Being thankful.  Saying thank you.  When I think of the Thanksgiving of the year that I had cancer, it makes me smile a little heartbroken smile.   I remember it so well. It was two weeks after the end of radiation.  I still had weeks to go until my … Continue reading


Caught between two places — celebration and caution — would be the best way to explain the weeks following the end of radiation.  There was no way to explain how happy I felt to be done.  I wanted to rejoice.  On the flip side, I knew I wasn’t in the clear just yet.  I had … Continue reading