Often times my response is “Great!” when people ask how I’m doing these days. That response is relative to how I felt last year but in comparison to my healthy life pre cancer it’s not so great. Does that make sense? I feel crappy 10/7 instead of 24/7 so to me that’s a win. Basically … Continue reading Fake it til you make it?
Sometimes I get stuck on a color. I buy everything in that color and I start seeing it everywhere. Earlier this year it was Pink. Then I moved on to Kumquat. I think the obsession has subsided but I wanted to share some of the moments I had with it this summer. (see above photos) … Continue reading Color of the Moment: Kumquat
I go back and forth on giving Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid 4 stars or 5. It gave me all the feels but I’m pretty picky when giving a book a perfect score so I’d say it’s about a 4.25. It was, however, a perfect summer read. I especially enjoyed it because it was … Continue reading Malibu Rising
I hosted a dinner party last week on Friday the 13th. It was more Practical Magic and less Freddy vs Jason vibes. I always wish I had taken more photos after the fact but when we’re in the moment we are too busy enjoying ourselves to snap pics. I recently found out my mother has … Continue reading Friday the 13th Dinner Party
… jk about poi tho. I sometimes forget this was intended to be a travel/adventure blog since it turned into a bit of a cancer journal. Well, I finally have a trip to report on and have been putting it off, mostly because I’ve felt like crap lately. Let’s dive in… As soon as I … Continue reading Poke, Pareos and Poi; Maui Nō Ka ʻOi
Wanna know what being on chemo steroids is like? It’s 3am. You’re wired from insomnia, in excruciating back pain, full-on sweating. Then you… Read an entire novel. Take Pepcid so you don’t die of heartburn the second you eat something. Grind through a work project that would typically take 4 hours in approx. 55min. Create … Continue reading A Day in the Life – on Chemo Steroids
I just went on vacation to Hawaii and I brought 3 books with me. I was reading a book before my trip that I couldn’t get in to so I ditched it and bought fun summer books that are easy to read. First I read Beach Read by Emily Henry. It was super easy to … Continue reading Books I Read on Vacay
I’ve mentioned before that Tyrone Wells is my favorite singer/songwriter. I’ve been to tons of his live shows, his music always touches my heart and played a small part in helping me get out of a toxic relationship (read more here.) Today he released a new single called Who We Are and you should run, … Continue reading “Who We Are” – Tyrone Wells
Not too long ago I had to teach myself how to walk again after spending a month in a hospital bed. It’s been a long road to recovery and I still am unable to walk properly but I get stronger every day. So when I “hiked” down and up this small canyon I was elated. … Continue reading Palm Trees with My Main Squeeze
As of Tuesday, I have been fighting cancer for ONE WHOLE YEAR. I wanted to do something special as a thank you for the girls that have been my San Diego fam through this insane year. They’re the ones that made signs and waved at me from a bridge outside my hospital room when they weren’t … Continue reading A Picture-Perfect Pinch Me Picnic
I LOVE springtime. I also love that I’m feeling better these days. I had a couple days in bed feeling awful from my monthly steroids, but I talked to my doctor about it and we came up with a game plan to hopefully alleviate some of the horrible (and I mean horrible) side effects next month. … Continue reading Fresh Flower Field Frolics
I’m a big fan of Mother Earth. I love to explore her and stand in awe of her beauty. But dang, we are so mean to her. I saw an instagram post today about how Earth Day when we were kids was about turning the water off when we brushed our teeth and cutting the … Continue reading Go Planet, it’s Your Earth Day
Preface: I’m being dramatic. Not entirely sure I enjoy things still. I’m cranky cuz I haven’t been sleeping well so I’d take what I say with a grain of salt. Mmm salt. Now I want potato chips. Ok I take it back. I enjoy chips. I also enjoy making these mood boards. I’ve become a … Continue reading BLUES MOOD
This week is AYA (Adolescent & Young Adult) Cancer Awareness Week. Yes, I qualify as a young adult (I googled it). I was just one of 89,500 AYAs (in the US) diagnosed with cancer last year. AYAs are the most underserved cancer population by age. I sit in a chemo chair surrounded by patients 20-30 … Continue reading Young Adult Cancer Awareness
I woke up exhausted today. I haven’t been sleeping very well. A stranger on Instagram said she’s had the same problem and it might be because of the full moon last night. idk. I had a day jam packed with meetings for work and now I’m even more exhausted. Also, I have weird anxiety from … Continue reading A Bone Marrow Biopsy, Palm Springs & Pie
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