|I got another certificate of completion and a penguin blanket. It's official and real!!|
I am actually really going to miss my port! I won't get it out until after my scan, but little Gouda has come to be a part of me. I don't even remember I have him most of the time. But its a great conversation killer :) If I ever want to make someone feel awkward, all I have to do it make them ask "what is that?" "Oh, its just my port. I had cancer" .....silence.....awkward stammering.....mention of how they know someone who went through cancer......silence.....change of subject. Hahaha. Am I evil that I think this recurring conversation is great? Probably.
|Case in point. I found a wand. An icicle to some. A wand to me.|
Just a few tidbits of Disney advice :) (Tangled, Aladdin, Frozen) If you haven't seen Frozen yet, SEE IT NOW. It was soooooo good. I liked it almost as much, maybe even equal to Tangled. And you all know how much I love Tangled. The music was amazing. The princesses were beautiful and spunky. And the "prince charming" was actually a man you'd want your daughter to marry. I loved the message of the song "Let it Go". All her life Elsa has been holding herself back, forcing herself not to feel--hiding her emotions. I feel like I've done a lot of that in my life. I think most people have. But holding back and suppressing herself like she has done her whole life only leads to trouble. It's only when she finally lets go that things work out and she is finally happy. So let go! Be yourself.
Another way to say it is YOLO! This is the motto of the new generation--You Only Live Once. While it is silly and trendy, it's true. You do only live once. So enjoy it! I have a severe case of wanderlust: strong longing or impulse toward wandering and/or travel. I finally am at a point in my life that I can do the things I want. I loved being an athlete at UVU, but it was quite a commitment. Now I am committed to nothing and to nobody. It's great. I love being in charge of myself. I am still planning on traveling to Thailand for at least a month or two or maybe three or four. Or if my friend commits to it, we will backpack southeast Asia together for 5 weeks. Either way, it is going to be quite the adventure!
To end, here is a good article that kind of describes what it's like to be a "cancer person". Maybe it will give people a little insight into what it's like.
|You never know what you are capable of until you try|
Just want you to know I still follow your blog and love it! Every post is a gift. Thank you for being awesome. Eliza S.ReplyDelete
Your are awesome Kalina! This is great, made me smile! Together we are cancer warriors! :)ReplyDelete
Just have to tell you how much I love you and this blog! I wish I could express how much strength it has brought me over the past few months just to read this.ReplyDelete
Also I totally agree with the Frozen statement!! I love that movie so much, it made me cry watching it the first time, and the second. :)
I loved seeing you at the Thanksgiving 5K and thank you for being such a great example to me!
You are such an inspiration. I have followed your blog throughout your journey and am always amazed at your strength and courage and ability to smile and shine through adversity. I long to be more like you, to live a life for me, not for everyone else ... to be able to find my happiness. I pray for you and hope that you are able to live a beautiful life filled with endless blessings. God bless you, Karina. Thank you for sharing this part of yourself with the world.ReplyDelete
My apologies, Kalina. I spelled your name wrong and it won't let me change it. God bless you.ReplyDelete
You are so cute - reading this brightens my snowy day! xoxoxooReplyDelete