Who am I? Honestly, I don't really know... I've been a little lost, a little found, kinda smart, seriously stupid, mostly good, a tiny bit evil, sometimes lucky and  occasionally cursed. I've been in 48 states, Canada, Portugal, Mexico and Costa Rico. I have an MA in Experimental Psychology (research, research, research), am certified in Holistic Nutrition and have a wide range of skills. I'm a blogger, hula-hooper, knitter, foodie, traveler, student, animal-lover, tree-hugger, technophile and cancer survivor.

I've been living with Hodgkin's Lymphoma for over 35 years, making my life a roller coaster of emotions, uncertainty, terror, adventure and never ending mystery. My cancer is incurable, but I feel more fortunate than most. I've been through a lot, including surgery, radiation and chemo, all with serious long term side effects, but I'm still here, thanks to the love and support of my husband, my family and friends. I can be a little selfish with my time, but who knows how long I have?

Cancer has been a big part of my life, of shaping who I am, but it is NOT what defines me. It does not stop me, it doesn't lead my life for me, it doesn't dictate what I do or who I do it with. It does interrupt me, it monkeys with my plans, it shows up when I least expect it and it's always an unwanted guest who stays too long and ends up costing me thousands of dollars each time it visits. I do what I can to delay the inevitable, but I know I will never be able to stop it from returning entirely. I just try to live in the in-between.

 
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