While I’ve been quite frustrated with the whole cancer thing since we have been back in Chicago, there have been plenty of positive things going on that have more than balanced out the negativity. One of the things that made my heart sing was being back in the Midwest for the Fall after 5 years. […]
Before I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, I didn’t realize how much time cancer truly sucks out of a person’s life. Moving back to Chicago hasn’t gone quite the way I had planned and it’s because of cancer, not just mine, but my sister’s and our dog Zoey’s. I didn’t plan on my […]
I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test at different points in my life, the version where my place of employment paid a company serious money to administer the test and coach us on our results. I took it in my early twenties while I was a resident advisor at Northern Michigan University and then again […]
Attack of the Pinktober Sharks. Excellent article from The Accidental Amazon about spending consciously and not being taken in by all of the Pink that will be in full effect during the month of October.
It’s really not surprising that Barb has had to contend with nausea post surgery. This is the woman who has never been able to read in the car because she gets carsick. She’s the same woman who as a girl would get seasick riding the ferry to Mackinac Island or taking a scenic tour boat […]
The past couple of months have been a whirlwind on so many levels. The Move to Chicago, our dog Zoey’s illness, and my sister Barb’s diagnosis of breast cancer have left me wanting to run away to Mongolia. Seriously, one of my Peace Corps applicants went to Mongolia last month on a photo shoot and […]
Back in February, when we found out our dog Zoey had a brain tumor, I asked one of her vets how long she had to live. Mind you, I was trying to be big and brave while talking to Zoey’s vets and not break down in tears, but when I asked this question, the tears […]