Using conscious lifestyle choices to salvage the #goodlife from the #cancerlife

Month: May 2017

A Day in the Life of a Queen with Cancer

A Day in the Life of a Queen with Cancer

Being a Queen is not all fun and games. While we represent Solano County for many fun events like the Fiesta Days parade and carnival, there are also more solemn occasions. One of these is the annual Vacaville Memorial Day Service to honor those that have fallen […]

A Day in the Life of a Queen

A Day in the Life of a Queen

Today was a very busy day, but I think I can get used to this Queen business. It’s not so terrible having everyone wave at you, want to take pictures with you, and remind you how pretty you are. Forgive my vanity there, but having […]

New Treatment, New Side Effects

New Treatment, New Side Effects

In my blog post from a few days ago, I let you know that cancer is still being an asshole to me at the moment. The oral chemo (see Cancer 101 for explanation, if needed) I’ve been on since March has curbed the growth of my […]

Cancer 101

Cancer 101

When I was initially diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2014, I literally knew nothing about cancer other than it was a scary disease that I had lost a grandfather to in junior high. I couldn’t tell you what it actually did to people or what […]

The Road to the Crown; An Exercise in Community Building

The Road to the Crown; An Exercise in Community Building

As a consultant that traveled full-time (which was a job requirement when I was at the Big 4 firm), I learned a very independent lifestyle. I minimized responsibilities and commitments where I “lived” because I was gone most weekdays and always ready to get on […]

Ms. Vacaville 2017 is…

Ms. Vacaville 2017 is…

Over the weekend, I competed in the Solano County (between Sacramento and San Francisco) Pageant for the title of Ms. Vacaville (Spoiler alert: I won!!). For those of you from my hometown, I don’t need to explain the importance of Fiesta Days to the community or […]

My Cancer Story

My Cancer Story

Once upon a time, there was a young, healthy professional who worked at one of “The Big 4” professional service firms. She was in a cohort of peers considered the rising stars of her practice with significant leadership potential. She traveled full-time and worked long […]

Why a Blog? Why Now?

Why a Blog? Why Now?

Last September, I received a diagnosis of Metastatic (Stage IV/Advanced) Breast Cancer. There are treatments for this stage of the disease, but no cure. At 32 years old, this has put my life on a very different trajectory than I had envisioned and forced me into […]


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