A year older is a year bolder

Every year I joke and make a big deal of my Birthday. I start at the beginning of October telling my family it’s MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!  We laugh and have fun with this silly theory.  But in theory it is a celebration of life lived.  Honestly every birthday, to me, is truly a gift.  October 13th, National Metastatic Breast…

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Yes, This is my life

I have lived with Lupus and Breast Cancer now for over 14 years.  The other day, an especially rough day, I found myself repeating to others who were offering words of sympathy; This is my life.  I followed up by saying, I can choose to cry over these bad days or I can meet these…

Scream in terror or enjoy the ride?

The past two weeks have been a roller coaster ride of emotions. From the beginning of Fashion Week when I walked into a scam, that ended in anger and tears to a sold out amazing show last weekend, that ended with a full heart and many opportunities. To ending this week with news I am…

I’m not a “conventional” Cancer Patient

I often get comments from people about how I choose to live my life while battling cancer. Some ask how I do it all? Some make comments about living my life to the fullest and taking chances, some even make snide and innapropriate comments that I don’t conventionally live as a cancer patient. Honesty I…

Fabulous Friday

A few weeks ago I came across a post from a National Mrs. Pageant title holder. She had taken a picture of herself eating a cookie.  The caption read, “When your not competing so you can eat that cookie! Then you remember….you still have to fit into your wardrobe.” This women is a Naional title…

Fabulous Friday

Happy Fabulous Friday!! This week I want to open up the conversation with this question… If the world was blind how many people would you impress? Let’s take a moment and really let that question sink in, really sink in.  For me it took about 5 minutes of having a conversation with myself thinking of…

The time for change is NOW!

Yesterday was truly a special day.  A former pageant sister of mine runs a local preliminary competition for the Miss New Hampshire America program. I was asked to be on the judges panel and sing the National Anthem.  This is the first time I had been back to sit in as a judge for the…

Fabulous Friday

Let’s open today’s discussion with this statement: My existence is not about how desirable you find me. I am not alive for that purpose. How many of you does this resonate with? I know for myself, prettiness is not rent I pay for occupying space marked, “female.” We don’t owe prettiness to anyone.  True beauty…

Don’t hate, communicate!

It has been a week since my last article. A week of second guessing my choices, a week of receiving  nasty and hateful emails, and also a week of many people reaching out in support.  My life has been a roller coaster of emotion.  So let me start off by explaining the why and intention…

Authentically Uncrowned

I have been thinking about this article all week.  Going back and forth with my true feelings and those of a bruised ego.  When I started the journey of pageantry at a very young age it was all about the crown, the scholarship dollars and how I looked.  I would spend hours in the gym to be…