It’s been decided, I’m declaring May the month of Me
That's it. I've decided. Not to take away from the all-important and close to my heart, melanoma awareness month, May is officially the month of Me. And I don't mean that in any sort of selfish way. I'm making May the month of Me because I need it. I need it for my health, my sanity, and my overall well-being.
Now I’m 32
31 was a year of major growth, lots of risk-taking, and a huge confidence builder. It challenged me, pushed me, and helped me realize that I can do hard things. I can believe in myself and I can accomplish a lot. I'm walking out of 31 and into 32 so proud of what I have accomplished and energized to keep pushing forward. Last year was just the beginning. Just a sample of what I can do, and an appetizer, if you will, to what I want to do.
I’m Back With 22 Things That Made 2022
I am back and although this wasn’t a fully planned break, it was much needed. My cancer diagnosis was a blow I wasn’t expecting and it really took it out of me – not physically, just emotionally. After processing that news I tried to get back into writing and posting, but honestly, I had a lot going on the last two months. The holidays are always crazy, trying to balance family and friends, everyone wants to do stuff, and on top of it all, the husband and I went on a very dumb but very fun camping trip. Also, I basically was sick from Halloween, until sometime last week. Don’t…
I have cancer.
I wasn't going to make this a blog post, but as I've tried to work through this over the past few weeks, it's become really clear that I need to. One, because this blog is where I figure life out. This is where I go to share what I'm going through and work through it. Also, since getting this news I've sat down to write about other things, regularly scheduled content, and it just didn't feel important. This is all I've wanted to write about. And lastly, I've been searching the internet trying to find someone, anyone, to tell me it was ok to feel the way I feel and…
I Lost Another Piece of Home Last Week
Many of us have places that we grew up in, places that feel like home outside of our home. Places that hold a special place in our hearts, that are filled with special memories. Places that feel safe even if it doesn't make sense to anyone else.
Why Tickle? The Story Behind the Name
A month ago, today, I had to say goodbye to my furbaby, my best friend, my Tickle. It's been a rough month and everything about this still really hurts. As with any grief, I have my good days, my not-so-good days, and my really rough days. Even though today should be a rough day (I anticipated that it would be), I'm actually doing ok (for now). Every day I'm trying my best to focus on how lucky I was to have such a good girl in my life and all the great memories I have with her, instead of how much it hurts that she's gone. To continue riding that…
The Silence – Saying Goodbye and Learning How to Live without my Best Friend
Today is Father's Day, a tough day in general for me. I didn't want to publish this today, but this day is now hard for two reasons. One because I miss my dad, but two because this is the first "sad" holiday I have to get through without Tickle. Tickle not only got me through the hardest times, but she also got me through the reminders of the hard times, birthdays, and special holidays for loved ones who passed. Not only am I having to learn how to get through death without Tickle, I'm also going to have to learn to get through the hard days without her.
I Quit My Job!
April ended up being an overly hectic month, kicked off with a car accident along with some other things, so I do have to sadly report that I haven't been able to grow any further than I was in March. But the year isn't even halfway over yet and I've already accomplished more than I expected to do this entire year. If you would have asked me back in January where I see myself in six months I would have never guessed I'd be happily working from home, making my own hours. I still need to hustle, I still have a lot of plans, and I still have a long…
I’m scared. I’m angry. And I’m overwhelmed.
Like a lot of women in this country, I have been walking around in a weird, shocked, angry cloud, filled with hours of news watching, Twitter scrolling, and Reddit reading. Although I actually had a lot planned for my blog this week, I've realized that I can't get anything done until I get all of this *waves hands around head* out. So, I am going to try to put into words what I've been going through and what's been on my mind for the past few days. This is probably going to be rambly and possibly not make much sense, but I've got to put this all somewhere. And when…
30 “Things” That Made My 30th Year
Tomorrow I turn 31 and well the first chapter of my 30s was not all that I had imagined. I didn't accomplish as much as I hoped. Most of the positive, healthy habits I set out to establish eventually fell through. And I ultimately spent a lot of the year lost, frustrated, and sad. But this is a new year, the start of another trip around the sun and an opportunity to try to do things better, again.