With 2012 complete, I thought I’d recap the year with a review of the Delightful Dozen and a quick health update.
While keeping the biggest secret of my life, I finished editing, proofing, and formatting my book Learning to Live Legendary. If you haven’t read it, click on the “book” tab above to order through Amazon.
Although I’m not an athlete, I was inducted into Parkland College’s Athletic Hall of Fame! I worked closely with many of the athletes during my near 10 year career.
I celebrated my birth MONTH with the theme “I’m 35 and STILL alive!” I had dessert every.single.day and was able to celebrate with my family and SO many friends, the perfect present was their presence.
I wasn’t the only one celebrating a birthday this year, my Mom turned 60! We celebrated by participating in the Illinois Marathon (my sister, Sara, and “sister” Irene completed the half marathon). Corbin and I completed the kid’s marathon. We also took my mom to a surprise weekend in Chicago filled with lots of memories.
My tradition with Corbin continued, a different amusement park, each year over Mother’s Day weekend. This year we headed to L.A. and met up with dear friends who joined us on our adventures.
I don’t play the “cancer card” often, but I did in June! Thanks to my friend, Erica Strama, from college, I was able to get tickets to the Season Finale of “Giuliana and Bill” at their restaurant, RPM Italian, in Chicago. My best friend, Ashley, joined me as we enjoyed a night eating, laughing, and smiling for pictures.
My nephew, Jaxson, turned 1! It is so exciting to be here for all the milestones in his life.
Believe. The legendary goal I set back in 2008 was finally here. I took Corbin to his first day of kindergarten!!!
It was five years ago I heard the words, “You have cancer.” Although those words are still true, I wanted to celebrate my cancerversary by proving I’m NOT a statistic. Although my best friend moved out of state over the summer, I traveled to see her new place and celebrate with her.
While Pinktober can bring pinknausea from everything being covered in pink for breast cancer “awareness” I was able to attend two amazing events. I was asked to share my patient story at the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network annual conference. To see the brief video click on “Proof of Living Legendary.”
The following weekend I was a guest at Bright Pink‘s VIPink. It turned in to an unofficial reunion with many friends from college attending to show their love and support.
My baby is 6! Now it takes 2 hands to show his age, so we’re going with the full five fingers and a thumb’s up!
I never could have guessed this would be the last Delightful Dozen, but it’s true, I saved the best for last! My sister is engaged!! I’m beyond excited and am enjoying watching her plan her dream wedding.
It’s been a legendary year, there’s no other way to describe it! On Wednesday I’ll head for another round of the quint-chemo cocktail. I’ll have chemo for two weeks, then two weeks off and then time for another scan.
Since I’ve outgrown my carepage, this is where all future updates will happen. A new year of course equals a new theme, “2013: The Thrilling Thirteen!”
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful year as well, I’d love to hear how your year was legendary!