Learning to live

This past Thursday I had surgery to remove the chest port + catheter into my neck. Taking the port out means my care team is as confident as they can be no further treatment will be needed to fight HER2+ breast cancer. As with everything in the space of cancer this should be a milestoneContinue reading “Learning to live”

Oh hey, diagnosis day.

April 27, 2021. 12 months. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. ago. That many months, days, hours, minutes since life drastically changed. I remember all of the questions, thoughts and concerns that occupied my mind immediately and somehow also simultaneously feeling completely numb. The deep, heavy fear that overtook every ounce of my body. Here’sContinue reading “Oh hey, diagnosis day.”


On December 31, 2020 I posted these words with the attached photos on Instagram/Facebook: A year that knocked the wind out of my sails before the calendar even turned to March. Before COVID. Before social unrest. Before ridiculous elections. A year like this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind when trying to figure outContinue reading “Hope.”

Dear 37,

Well, here I am. Without any dramatic flair I can wholeheartedly say there was a moment in the last seven months where I honest to God wasn’t sure if I would see you. Typing that still takes a little breath out of my lungs. I’m so deeply and genuinely thankful to be here. There’s someContinue reading “Dear 37,”

What do a military veteran, former homeless couple and a cancer patient have in common?

This is a long one. I hope you’ll stick with me. Allow me to set the stage. In fall of 2019 I bought tickets to see an incredible musician, Lauren Daigle, in concert. It was an added bonus that her opener was going to be another of my favorites, JohnnySwim. Concert was set for MarchContinue reading “What do a military veteran, former homeless couple and a cancer patient have in common?”


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