Monday, June 24, 2019


Almost 3 years post-TG. You can do anything you put your mind to!!! 💜 👊🏻💪🏻💜

Keep your chin up, surround yourself with positive people and positive thoughts, and remember who the heck you are and why you did/are doing what you are. You only have one life to live...are you living your BEST life? 💜👊🏻💜👊🏻💜

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Is it really elective surgery if the alternative is cancer?
Looking for some BIG thoughts, prayers, good ju-ju, or whatever you got for my sister, Courtney Nicole Owen. Like myself, my aunt, and 2 cousins, my sister will have her ENTIRE stomach removed next Wednesday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Given an 83% chance of stomach cancer and 4% chance of survival if you get it, having your stomach removed is the only 100% way to prevent getting gastric cancer and this is just what she will do.
Courtney, you are an amazing wife, mother, sister, auntie, etc. I have no doubt in my mind that you are making the best decision for you to ensure you will live a long, healthy, and amazing life. Keep your chin up….you got this and you have all of us to lean on for love and support!
“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.” – Caroline Myss

Thursday, December 20, 2018


Have you ever listened to someone else tell YOUR story?  Well, this just happened to me as a friend was telling a new friend about my story.  It was a punch to the gut and made me swallow hard when I heard my story come out of the mouth of someone else.

One thing that really took my breath away was when they said, “Essentially, she was born to die.”  They went on to elaborate that everyone is born to die, but I am on that spectrum much higher than most.  They asked my other friend how they would feel to have to wake up daily wondering what was looming for them and if today was going to be the day.  I certainly don’t have that mentality, but I can see how someone would think that.  I can’t stop thinking about the whole, “she was born to die” phrase and how deep that is.  Thank goodness I had the option to be preventative and hopefully can fight that dying thing off a little longer…..I still have a lot I would like to do in my life!

Thursday, November 15, 2018