When Cancer Hits Again

Readers of my blog followed along two years ago as I learned my father had cancer, had a 12-hour complex surgery, and thankfully recovered and is now 2 years cancer free.  I, to this day, thank MSK every day for saving my father’s life.  But while I was praying for my dad, I forgot that…

When COVID Happens Away from Home

We knew we were taking a risk.  We weighed it repeatedly in our minds.  Do we travel to New Jersey in December?  Or do we stay home for the holidays?  After taking abundant precautions, we decided to go to New Jersey.  And then…the worst happened.  That is right, we all got exposed to COVID-19 …. …

2020 – The Year the World Changed Forever

I went back and read my 2019 end of year blog post I had to laugh.  I thought 2019 was the year of change. 😂😂😂.  I had no idea.  2020 turned out to be the year of change…for the entire world… How it started: The year started off great.  In February we went on a…

Jumping into a New Life

Sometimes in life everything works well. You career is on track, your home life is on track, and you are happy and healthy. Sometimes things are all off balance making you off balance. Work is hard, family has issues, health is not on track. Sometimes things get so off balance, you feel like you are…

2019 – The Year of Reflection and Change

I started out 2019 with some great goals. I was going to get back into working out. I was going to focus on my career and finding my happy spot. I was going to go on great trips, and including a trip to Bali for my 40th birthday and my first ever solo trip. I…

How I Spent My Summer Off

Regular readers of my blog know of the continuing journey of my father, who has been battling stage 4 oral cancer. After much soul searching, we as a family decided to forgo my salary for three months and let me take a leave of absence from work to care for my dad. Surgery was scheduled…