Category: Cancer

More than fine

More than fine

No matter how much we’d like the road we’re on to be paved, without bumps or hidden hazards, life is just not that simple or straightforward, is it? The truth is most of us are navigating this beautiful life one foot in front of the other, seldom knowing where the twists and turns will be, but trusting that we’ll get through in one piece. For the first time in a long time–at this time of year–I can honestly say, I’m more than fine. How about you?

On hair and hats and Perfectly Reasonable blog posts

On hair and hats and Perfectly Reasonable blog posts

Four years ago, I wrote a series of blog posts I never ended up publishing. After some healthy self-reflection time, I’m revisiting one of them today; not actually publishing the original post, but getting real and raw with you about what’s going on in my head and my heart (and my body). I honestly don’t know if there are any wise or profound take-aways from this post, but hopefully we can share a laugh at my expense. Sometimes all we need is a little distance to provide much-needed perspective. Enough time has passed that I can honestly say, I hope you enjoy this Perfectly Reasonable post. Read on…

Round One: On Being Brave

Round One: On Being Brave

On the heels of my first round of chemo, I have some thoughts on bravery. It doesn’t always mean what we think it does, and that’s actually ok.

In her Divergent book series, Veronica Roth writes these words,
“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.”

Sometimes brave just looks like showing up for life even when you don’t feel like it or when things are hard. And the best part is, you are not alone. Read on…

Happy Birthday to Me: Two things, 365 days, a life lived outward

Happy Birthday to Me: Two things, 365 days, a life lived outward

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how I want to celebrate my 50th birthday! It’s a milestone and I want to mark it properly! I’ve come up with two things for the next 365 days that I hope will turn each day of my life into a “hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance to make faith simple and real.” This is your invitation to come along for the ride, no matter how old you are. Let’s celebrate together! Read on…