How I Celebrate my Cancerversary and Why

Happy New Year, beautiful Earthlings! (Yes, I like the word Earthling lately and it makes me smile.) I am feeling inspired and creative. I am traveling a bit and I have to work extra hard to stay grounded, nourish my body, and keep my chronic pains at bay. I have been sure to drink lots…

The shift

The contemplation of having my boob cut open and scraping out all of the life inside at age 25 was one I did not prepare for. It taught me one of the grandest lessons I may ever learn and I can see the exact point in my life that marks the initiation of no more…

My very FIRST Benign Tumor

Hello Friends! This is going to be short and very very very SWEET! I promise. Last October I moved back to Denver and started seeing a new oncologist. She specializes in breast cancer in young women and is a perfect fit! After my first visit with her I mentioned that I was having some weird…

Why I Had My Ovaries Removed At 28

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 I never imagined it would result in me making the decision to remove my ovaries. But here I am. Today marks a week since I had my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed and I still feel the same as I did before. Sure, I have had…

Run Wild, Sweet Warrior

You may question why I’m leaving Ohio so soon. You may think I’m running away, or have fallen out of love with the place, or don’t care about the people. In reality, I’ve been feeling incomplete. It’s not because of the pain from cancer or fear of death. It’s not the limp in my step…

Pack Your Life Into a Box and Make a Choice

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” Abraham Maslow Last week we packed up most of our belongings. This week we headed out to Estes Park, CO to get spontaneously married alongside our families, some great friends, and our dog, Leonidas. Next week…

Nature Therapy is REAL

I was recently sharing my story and struggles with someone and they asked me if I blogged about my story. I told them no and it got me thinking – I should share my journey with others. Let me tell you what I have been going through… About three weeks ago, the day before my…