September 30, 2013

Fresh Perspective

 "There is nothing like a little fresh air to give us a fresh perspective."
-Tracey Clark from Elevate the Everyday

Chair in Ocean Novmeber 2012 - after hurricane Sandy

September 13, 2013

When you are truly comfortable in your own skin


When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you, but you won’t care about it one bit!

this was me January 2012 - photo taken by my dear friend/photographer Debra Rothenberg  
 When I was going through all the treatments, surgery, doctors appts,  and exams that go along with Breast Cancer.  I never once lost my sense of humor or smile.  I have always been comfortable with myself and never really cared what strangers or loved ones had to say about me.  I love the way I am and I am not changing for anyone.  When this photo was taken my hair was starting to grow back already and I got alot of stares from people who I sometimes responded to by sticking my tongue out.  ha! It usually made them laugh and I would tell them chem took my hair but not my zest for life. Sometimes I would say to people "Take a Photo it last longer!" 
Peace love Photography - that's my motto.

September 11, 2013

“life is my favorite side effect…”

I have to say it's hard sometimes keeping smile on my face everyday but I did it through Cancer treatments and I will do it the rest of my life.  I try to find a happy thought that will get me through the hardest times and laugh at most everything.
Don't ever tell me I can do anything because I have been through Breast Cancer, scans, what seems like endless doctor appts, chemotherapy, radiation and 2 surgeries.  when life gets hard I say bring it on!!!

“life is my favorite side effect…”

A friend gave me this scarf while I was going through treatment - love it - I am a Warrior of life

September 8, 2013

Beautiful Day

You don't know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
- unknown
I had my head painted 4 times while going through chemo - this painting session was for my last chemo.  To be continued means to me life goes on.   I never knew how strong I could be until I got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011

September 4, 2013

For My Friend

A Friend of mine is going through chemo again and asked that on Wednesday we wear purple for her so today at work I decided a purple tutu was what I would wear for her.