I'm remembering summer of 2013 after my first surgery when they were unable to remove my tumor, I was scheduled to start having chemotherapy. I was terrified of course, but more so terrified of losing my hair. You’re probably thinking this should be the least of my worries (and it was), but it's still a [...]
Gillian Flynn is a captivating writer. I read "Gone Girl" first, then "Sharp Objects. I couldn't get enough of her storytelling, so I had to read "Dark Places." Darkness, twists, turns and suspense kept me coming back for more. If you enjoy a good edge of your seat with a great plot twist, then you [...]
I read King because some of his works have genuinely kept me up nights - not just reading them, but lying awake afterward, wondering what lurks in the dark shadows beyond the edge of my doorway. Even though the rational mind knows there is nothing there, he sets my brain working. He is a masterful [...]
It's nice to get away from a busy schedule and drift into another world with characters who give me ideas and inspiration and hope. So, grab your favorite glass of wine, a comfy blanket and curl up on your sofa with my top 3 books! Gripping, compelling, and tragic – The Book Thief is all [...]
Life can be complicated. It can be simple. It can be happy or sad. I just want to share a few of the wonderful, insightful and awesome quotes that I’ve come across. I hope you will find many useful and inspiring thoughts among all these quotes that will help you to live a more awesome [...]
Throwback Thursday…to last Friday night - getting piggyback in front of my favorite local hangout! Once 4:30 p.m. rolls around on a Friday evening, you can be sure to find me at the Athenian Inn Seafood Restaurant and Bar located right inside Pike Place Market. I’ve been coming here for years!!! Not only did it [...]
Throwback Thursday…to my awesome hospital gown selfies, also called a Johnny gown or Johnny!
Throwback Thursday…to my first week of radiation treatment. It was a tough first week, but grateful that I made it through my 5 week treatment with flying colors!
Upon hearing of your passing; my heart dipped, my mood darkened, and I just wanted to be by your side and cry. But instead, I collected my emotions, took the rest of the day off, went home and looked through old photos and reminisced about the good ‘ol days. You were one of my best [...]
Today marks the first entry of my 365 day blog book. As one of my New Year's resolutions, I'd like to spend less of my time on Facebook and more time blogging. Just so I could focus on things that matter in life- achievements, goals, friends, family, traveling, nature, health, fitness, and just about anything [...]
My dear friend Melanie who I’ve known since the 5th grade has been there by my side to lesson my burden and help me carry this load. I love her and I’m happy to have her as my guest blog for the month. A Blessing in Disguise I think cancer is everyone’s greatest fear, they [...]
Having to deal with this horrible disease is physically and emotionally draining to say the least. I didn't realize how much of a burden this would be financially. Guess I was so focused on fighting this cancer and getting back on my feet, last thing on my mind was how was I going to pay [...]