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Just Checkin In

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to check in today with you all. I have been feeling okay, not good and not terrible. So in a way, that's good.
I'm excited and nervous for my end of chemo party this weekend. So many people are coming, more than I would like to have in one place. But it's all because they care. My one friend, was supposed to be at the beach during the party, but he said he's going to try and make it back. No promises, but the fact that he's even trying, means more than you can imagine. This shows that I really do have friends, even during tough times. And to me, that means the world.

Lately, I've been thinking about getting a job doing something I love to do. And I think that thing is becoming a freelance writer or something along those lines.

And lastly, I still haven't decided on my Make A Wish. Any ideas at all would be helpful. Please help me!

You are braver than you believer, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
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Once In A Lifetime

Yesterday I lived out the expression once-in-a-lifetime experience. My god-sister was getting married in a Ghanaian engagement ceremony.
In Ghanaian culture, when two people become married, not only do they become one, but so do their entire families.
The bride’s family and Okeyame or spokesperson begins sitting, looking toward the entrance. The immediate family or elders sits in the front row, in order to receive the gifts from the groom’s family. The groom’s family makes their way to the entrance, stating the reason of their presence.
The bride’s spokesperson signals for the groom’s family to begin knocking. They begin yelling, “Agoo!” To which we responded, “Amee!” This was repeated two more times.
The groom’s family was then greeted and led to their seats by the bride’s family. They were then given water from the bride’s family as a comfort for their long travels and the heat.
Before the spokespersons introduced themselves, and gave us a pronounceable name to refer to them as, an ope…

Friendships

Earlier today I received a text from an old friend who I haven't seen since 9th grade. It was really nice to have someone text me out the blue not to talk about how I'm feeling. We used to go to the movies and sweet frog together. Buy now I'm lucky if I see her three times a year. But when I saw her text it made me smile, like really smile😊😊😊😊 

This evening I texted my friend from my old school, just to say hi. We ended up having an hour and half long convo. We joked around a lot and I was very sarcastic. And he stayed on his phone 15 extra minutes even after he said he was going to bed. I told I was as well. But he felt like it was his fault, so he stayed up awhile longer worrying about me. 
I could never take these kinds of friends for granted, the ones where when you haven't seen them in awhile and you automatically click and the ones who will stay up after a day of work, soccer and mowing the lawn just to make sure you're okay.
You guys know who you are, but I…

Living Out my Dream

As the majority of you know, the women's world cup ended Sunday night with the final, between the United States and Japan, a rematch of 2011. But this time history was not repeating itself. I wrote an article about the game and have decided to share it with you all. Be honest in what you think. Every writer knows that not everyone will enjoy or agree with their piece.

The 15er’s By: Kayla Brown The U.S. women’s national team made history in 1999, with a win over China in penalty kicks. Brandy Chastain had the 5th, and winning kick. Ripping of her jersey after the made kick, is still making an impact today. She made it officially okay for girls to go around in just their sports bras. But the whole team gave all the young girls watching the game a sense of courage and belief that they could be there one day. But the US hasn't been able to win the World Cup since then, a 16 year drought definitely must hurt. Why change what works? Coach Jill Ellis didn't touch the line-up from th…

Venting Is Sometimes Better Than An Apple A Day

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I want to thank all of you for reading my blog. It really means a lot to me. On here, I feel as though I can be honest, which is a lot more than I can say for the real world. Don't get me wrong, I have some really close friends who I can tell anything, plus my mom, my little sister and my grandma. But I also have friends who weren't ever really there for me during my treatment and still aren't here for me now.

I understand that it was probably hard for them because you don't really realize how bad cancer is, until someone you love or are close to has it. But did they ever think of how it made me feel, having cancer and losing some of the people I thought were my best friends. Well to put it bluntly, it sucks!!!

I'm not just here to vent, but share something important to me.

I'm not sure if I explained why I started blogging in the first place. If I didn't, now is as good as ever. I started a day or two after I was diagnosed with Mortimer Dorkus(Hodgkin's L…