Happy belated Thanksgiving šŸ™‚ I hope it was wonderful! This year was a little different for me in a few ways; all good though. Rather than go home, back up to Boston, like I usually do; this time I went to Atlanta to my uncle’s house. I haven’t seen my uncle or my cousin in years and I met my uncle’s partner for the first time too. We all had a blast together. This year I was extra thankful for everything and everyone around me realizing that in years previous I was never truly thankful for ALL that I had. Well, this year I am. More than anything I am thankful just to be. Maybe life has thrown me curveball after curveball but it has also shown me love, friendship, family and hope. Some people don’t have those in life and I am sad to say that it has taken me twenty-six years to truly understand that. So this year I am ever so thankful.

And wow, just WOW. In this very moment I have officially reached my fundraising goal of $2000.00 for the Paley Foundation. How unbelievably amazing. Words cannot describe the feeling, I am blown away.

That being said, I have one week from today until the surgical door in my life officially closes and I don’t know how I feel about it. On one hand, I am elated; I made it through the past fourteen years of surgeries and a whole lotta’ growth; physical and emotional. But now what?  It’s almost as if I have to rediscover my purpose in life. How the hell do I do that? Anxiety mode may or may not be kicking in at this point, but I know that I will be guided along the right path. Hope and positivity lead the way.

Remember the women’s group that I started? Well I had my first meeting last Monday. Boy did I learn a lot about myself. Tomorrow is my second meeting and I’m excited. Another opportunity to grow and learn.

(So five minutes ago I said that I reached my goal. Well guess what? I just topped it. $2100.00 )

Thank you for sticking with me over the past eight months. Now go rock out to some Christmas music!


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