The best things in life

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we have been, and the memories we’ve made along the way. I wanted this article this week to be huge thank you to all the poeple who touch my life everyday. The ones who have stood by my side through the good, the…

Uncomfortably comfortable

It has been a week since I stood on the National Pageant stage.  I was in Florida competing for the Mrs. USA Ambassador title. Although I did not walk away with the National title I was named first runner up, won the resume award, and was awarded the SLICC (Success through leadership, Integrity, Character and…

Obstacles and Adventure

  “Obstacles are placed in our way to see if what we want is really worth fighting for.” For the past 3 weekends we have traveled back and forth to Vermont to see our beautiful ballerina perform. She was accepted into the Burklyn Ballet Summer Intensive In Johnson Vermont. To say we are proud parents…

Be the Sunshine

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being the guest speaker at The Relay for Life American Cancer Society Event.  As we got to the event the sky looked gloomy and grey. Rain was expected but of course we hoped it would hold off.  Just as announcements and the National Anthem was being sung it started…

Happy Father’s Day

On the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved, or unworthy. I remeber who’s daughter I am and starighten my crown.  No matter where I have been in my life, at the lowest of lows or the highest of mountains there has not been a time when my dad was not cheering me on or…

Suicidal Thoughts

  Tonight I was going to write about my day volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Battling Cancer event. I have decided to switch gears and focus on what has been front and center of media attention this week. The two suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.  May they…

National Cancer Survivor’s Day

The other day I read an article about a woman who was speaking about being a cancer survivor.  She stated from the minute of diagnosis that she became a survivor. This was very interesting to read, as I have questioned many times if I am considered a survivor with the metastatic state I live in….

Happy Memorial Day

  Happy Memorial Day weekend my Fabulous Fighters. This Memorial Day, we remember the service, sacrifice, and commitment of those who have been willing to give the last full measure of devotion in order for us to enjoy the blessings of liberty freedom and democracy.  Every waving flag, hand covered heart, and deeply felt prayer…

You Don’t Define Me

I stand in the bathroom everyday looking down at the scale, fighting with myself, do I stand on you and let you be the judge? Or do I walk past you and stand in my power knowing I am doing everything I can to get healthy?  The question becomes am I willing to sacrifice my…

A Mother’s Day wish

To my Mom, my friend- My wish for you: I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I…