The Secret Language

I read about The Secret Language on a few other blogs and figured I’d check it out. You plug in your full birth date and it tells you the personality traits and characteristics that go with that date. I don’t put a lot of stock into things like this, but I find them interesting. And […]

PBMiversary

One year. 365 days. That’s how long it’s been since November 7, 2012, forever known as the day I had a life-altering surgery. Most people’s first surgery is for their wisdom teeth; I guess you can say I don’t do anything half-assed. In the past year, I’ve gone through the emotional wringer, dealt with disappointments […]

books, books, books

I’ve seen this floating around the internet and wanted to take a stab at it. I love books and I love answering questions, so there you go. I’m not tagging anyone in this but I’d love to see other people’s answers! Favorite book cover I actually don’t know that I have one. I hate starting this off […]

Five Songs That Changed My Life

Today I’m over at Press Play talking about Five Songs That Changed My Life. Go take a look! Writing a list of five songs that changed my life was hard. Not just hard, maybe even impossible, because I still feel like I’m leaving too many off. I’ve rearranged, I’ve added and subtracted, but I’m confident […]

Melissa Etheridge, on BRCA

I never wrote about Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a preventative mastectomy – and her discovery that she is positive for the BRCA gene mutation – but today, Melissa Etheridge stepped in to offer her two cents and I need to write about that. “I wouldn’t call it the brave choice,” Etheridge, 52, says. “I […]

sharing is caring

I really just want to share a link to my story on YoungPrevivors.org. Some awesome ladies I know put this site together in conjunction with our Facebook group, and after putting it off for months, I decided to share my own story. It’s hard, when everyone seems intent on proving how great preventative surgery is […]

changes

I was supposed to begin reconstruction on Monday. I’d taken time off work. I’d alerted my coworkers and hiring managers and friends. I was packing my bags for a stay in the hospital and at my parents’ house. I had all my drugs in order: Dilaudid and anti-nausea medicine and all the other post-surgery requirements. […]

ink and music notes

I’m tattoo-less. There’s nothing permanently inked on my body, no words or pictures for everyone in the world to see. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about it, because I have numerous ideas for the eventual someday – and they’re pretty much all text. Song lyrics, to be exact. It’s not that I’m still […]

day 3

Things that make me uncomfortable: -food on people’s faces -loud noises (!!!) -being embarrassed. I mean, everyone is uncomfortable being embarrassed, but I think I take it to a whole new level. I freeze up and can barely even move, I’m so uncomfortable. -awkward conversations (go figure) -people in the car with me when I’m […]