When I started this blog in 2016, I struggled writing this “about” page. One of my oldest friends, Lauren, helped me out and wrote it for me. I am still all of the things in the original post but after fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer for 4 years, find that I am also so many new and different things.
First and foremost, I am a mom to my lifelines Quinn and Colin. A wife to my soulmate Trevor. A daughter, friend, advocate for other cancer fighters, and so many more things that I struggle to realize. Over the past four years, I have been fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer and unfortunately, it has become a large part of who I am today. I see things very differently. I feel things very differently. I struggle daily with my diagnosis and future. I share my story here to keep my loved ones up to date and to also hopefully help someone else in the same situation.
2016 Original Entry
I’m hoping this blog will help me through a rough time in my life.
I’m a 35 year old married woman with two kids living in Somerset, MA. I’ve been navigating my whole life through lots of emotional drama with straight up strength of will to just be a good, happy person at the end of each day. Like most people, a lot has happened to me that I didn’t choose. Family and friends have appeared and disappeared and I’ve been able to stay sane and healthy. A kick-ass cheerleader in high school, sorority girl (Madame President!) in college, and always the fun party girl and traveler, I’ve had some pretty amazing times. Add in a little anxiety, control freak tendencies and a loud mouth to balance it all out. Financial Planning Executive Assistant, Pacific Islander, working mom, welcoming host, life of the party, supportive friend, great cook and now a Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient.
I’m hoping this blog will help you feel something. I’m hoping it will help me keep track of my thoughts and maintain some perspective while I navigate life with my disease. Read on to hear about my good days, bad days, random thoughts and frankly, anything else I want to put here (see ‘control freak’ above).