Thoughts… on Election Day 2020

I’ve started a 2020 election blog post about 4 times over the last few weeks.  I felt like I wanted to say something, but I couldn’t say everything that was bouncing around in my brain.  I know I am way more political than most and I don’t want to be polarizing.  I also couldn’t let this election go by without a reflection on this tumultuous season.

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Graduation Day!

My Oncologist gave me a graduation tassel 😂

Today is the day I have anticipated for FIVE years.  Today I finally “graduated” from cancer.  Sure, it will always be part of my story… but now that I have remained cancer-free for five years, it no longer gets to be a part of my daily life and I no longer have to check in with my oncologist every August.  He’s a nice man and I hope to see him around town, just not in his office with the reminder that I’m still within that window of recurrence… not that there is anything magical about five years.  There is always that possibility… but we don’t dwell on that.

This journey has been hard (feel free to read about 2015 in the archives) but the hard places are where you learn and grow, and I have learned some things…

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Learning to Love my Stretchmarks Hogbloggers Archive

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Previously posted in January 2015 on “The Hogbloggers” site…

Before you get to thinking this is about learning to love your life-scarred body, let me be clear.  I am not that woman…at all. I’m all for embracing whatever “beautiful” means to you. As for me, I aim to correct the train wreck that was left behind after weaning my sweet little angels. I know plenty of women who wear their stretch marks and saggy breasts as badges of honor and see them as a different kind of beautiful. I applaud those women and their husbands.  I really do, but that’s not where we are going here. Continue reading