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So…. I’m single. And I’m 29. Most people where in the state I live in would think that at this rate I might not ever get married. I honestly gave that choice up when I was 24. Don’t get me wrong, I want to get married and…

When you think about yourself, what comes to mind? Go ahead, close your eyes and just think about YOU, yourself, as a person in the world.. Ok, now was it positive or negative thoughts? If it was a positive thought, then I’m sure you always look for your good qualities and you’re an overall positive…

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Feelings buried alive continue to echo from the grave.  I really dislike the statement, “…everybody has a story.”  I feel it is dismissive.  When people begin to share their childhood stories, typically there are reasons.  Perhaps they need to express something that is deeply troubling.  Yet, many people have come to believe it is better…

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I share this for those who are “experiencing” cancer – peace and blessings.

Here Comes the Sun

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Dear every cancer patient I ever took care of, I’m sorry. I didn’t get it.

This thought has been weighing heavy on my heart since my diagnosis. I’ve worked in oncology nearly my entire adult life. I started rooming and scheduling patients, then worked as a nursing assistant through school, and finally as a nurse in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. I prided myself in connecting with my patients and helping them manage their cancer and everything that comes with it. I really thought I got it- I really thought I knew what it felt like to go through this journey. I didn’t.

I didn’t get what it felt like to actually hear the words. I’ve been in on countless diagnoses conversations and even had to give the news myself on plenty of occasions, but being the person the doctor is talking about is surreal. You were trying to…

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During the program’s intermission, a friend came backstage.  She asked if I were nervous.  I don’t remember my response.  I do remember her telling me that she thought I may not win because my talent was ‘speaking’.   I was competing against girls who danced, played instruments, and sang.   The question at hand was,…

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I just saw this featured meme on Twitter and it made me think about my philosophy on meeting people.  My husband and close friends have often commented about my inability to go places without talking to strangers (people in my midst).  Whether it is a grocery store, gas station, parking lot, etc., I am always…

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Not just YOU or I – but US! So much comes between US! politics weight dialect sexual lifestyle/preferences skin/eye/hair color level of education place of birth religion fitness level neighborhood income level Unfortunately, if WE think about it, there is much more that WE could add to this list of what separates US in this…

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