When we screw up

I’ve never liked admitting when I’m wrong and I suspect that I'm not the only one who feels this way. When I've discovered or come to understand something that I've done is unkind or simply wrong, I often work around the need for an apology for as long as possible, which usually means the conflict … Continue reading When we screw up

Nancy’s Point Blogging Challenge 2021

This will be the third year that I've participated in Nancy's Point's blogging challenge a/k/a blog hop and I've greatly enjoyed the experience every year! If you want to read those previous posts, you can access 2019 and 2020. Meeting new people and connecting with other bloggers across different disciplines keeps us connected as a … Continue reading Nancy’s Point Blogging Challenge 2021

Doctors and patients

Before my Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) diagnosis, I went to the doctor once a year for my well-woman visit with my OB-GYN. My husband prodded me to get a Primary Care Physician (PCP) many times over the years, but since I rarely got sick, I never saw the need. I'd head to urgent … Continue reading Doctors and patients

Musings on Our 13th Anniversary

Thirteen years ago today, on August 9, 2008, my dear husband, Elliot, and I exchanged our wedding vows in Orlando, Florida at the First United Methodist Church of downtown Orlando. Looking back at our wedding video and the pictures from that day takes me back to a completely different time with such different thoughts on … Continue reading Musings on Our 13th Anniversary

The Pros and Cons of Community

I've written before about the benefits of the Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Community as well as the cons that we often experience due to the cliques and other struggles. I just wrote again about how often those of us who are hurting then hurt others. The weekend of July 17th, I traveled to New York … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Community


I heard this term recently somewhere (and I totally forget where) and it stands for: THE JOY OF MISSING OUT ON/IN REAL LIFE What?!? Sounds totally counter-intuitive but bear with me ... As we come out of some of the significant restrictions from COVID and so many things begin to re-open, I am struck by … Continue reading JOMO IRL