Brought to You By Born of Fire

Sometimes when you want something done right, you just need to do it yourself.  Fabulously Fighting is proud to announce the innaugural publication of our sister company, Born of Fire Publishing, LLC.  We are so excited to bring you the second edition of the award winning Fabulously Fighting: Living with cancer through love, laughter and…

A Bittersweet Farewell

Last night I was honored to crown the new Miss Pink 2018.  For those of you who could not attend, here were my farewell thoughts. For two years Ashley Schultz, Founder and President of the Miss Pink Organization asked me to participate in the pageant.  For two years, I emphatically told her no.  Pageantry was…

Miss Pink Year in review

It has been an amazing year serving as your Miss Pink 2017. I can’t beleive we will be crowning a new Miss Pink this Saturday. Thank you all for your encouragement, love and support.  Please enjoy this video montage – a look into my fabulous year!  

A Mother’s Love

As the weekend comes to a close I wanted to reflect on the young lady we were celebrating. Our beautiful daughter Mackenzie, who turned fourteen on Friday. While I’m still in shock that she can be fourteen while I hold tight at 25, I digress. This weekend I was able to not only enjoy and…

Anything for YOU

Let faith be your compass, for what we can not see with our eyes we feel with our heart.  My heart is overwhelmed with sadness after a dear friends passing this week. The overwhelming pain is a combination of the shock of what happened and the ache for what never will be. I keep rereading…

EmpowereD Women- Empower Women!

Lately I have been struggling more than usual to be comfortable in my own skin.  Between the chemotherapy and lupus my body once again has become a war zone drowning in excessive fluid, skin breakouts, and puffiness.  My body is in a constant state of upheaval yet my mind focuses on the number on the…

It’s not the how, but the who

“How much pain do you have to go through until giving up is okay?” I read this quote today and it was perfect for the way I am feeling.  For weeks I have been dealing with vertigo. It is not uncommon with my ailments and side effects of medications. Last Sunday I woke up to…

Hello Dancing Monkeys

I am fighting not only a war in my body, I am fighting a war in my head.  I over analyze situations because I am scared of what will happen if I am not prepared for it. Then anxiety sets in because I feel as if I have to figure everything out all at once. …

Time

  No matter how hard we try, we can’t stop time. We can’t go back and change the past and we can’t skip forward and try and change the future. So we are destined to live in the moment. The here and now. Unfortunately at some point we all wish to go back or to…

Giving a voice to the voiceless

  I’ve been putting off this article for a while now. It is something I don’t discuss much and something that has forever changed my life. It is the thingthat wakes me in the middle of the night feeling helpless and victimized all over again. Trauma shatters the most basic assumptions about yourself and your…

Changing “I” to “WE” after being diagnosed with the Big C

I just finished my first full week back on chemotherapy.  My emotions have been all over the place; I threw a couple of pity parties for myself, I have wallowed in the misery of this illness and I’ve struggled to keep a smile on my face, and in my heart. The memories of past treatments…