Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The big 3-0

Today is my 30th birthday. People have been asking me for several months how I feel about turning 30, and until September 1st, I honestly wasn't phased by it. I just saw it as another year to have fun and enjoy my wonderful life...after all, these days, 30 is the new 20.

And then I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It changed everything. Instead of being in school on the East Coast to advance in my career, I'm planning my life around chemo treatments and surgeries. Instead of waiting for awhile to have kids (to, again advance in my career...sensing a pattern here?!) I'm hoping and praying every day that I can even have kids.

While I'm so incredibly grateful for all of the gifts that I have in my life, I also hate that I have to go through all of this crap. With that said, I'm much more aware of what a blessing it is that I've made it to 30. Before my diagnosis, every day I woke up was a given...I didn't think twice about it. My birthday is no longer just a special's another day that I'm alive. That's definitely a great reason to celebrate!


  1. Wow. You just keep teaching me new things.

  2. Sis,

    I have to say, reading you blog makes me so proud that you can take something as !@#&$ as this and still make something positive from it! You and your strength amaze me every day! Here is to your 30th Birthday and being strong, beautiful and happy! I love you!

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