I have thought about starting a blog for a few years, but I never actually made the time to do it until now. My original vision included keeping a log of my life’s adventures, and sharing my personal “rugged grace” reflections and discoveries on topics of personal growth, positive thinking, parenthood, travel, nutrition, fitness, work, home, etc. While I hope to expand toward including more variety down the road, I am starting by sharing the in-depth details of an unplanned adventure that life just booked for me: the diagnosis of a rare brain tumor.
I celebrated my 40th birthday last month in a real-life dream, but this latest news is not at all how I visualized kicking off the rest of the decade referred to as my “Fabulous Forties.” Despite the heavy weight of this news, I do intend to make every day as fabulous as I can from here on out. I am still navigating the first leg of this adventure as I write this, and while the path ahead looks terrifying and challenging, I am determined to travel it with strength, newfound knowledge, a positive outlook…and rugged grace. Knowing that we write our own stories, I can’t think of a reason to go about it any other way.
With peace, love & rugged grace,