“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
Hi, I’m Stef! This is my first blog post, like, ever. I chose to start writing because I wanted to reach a larger audience with everything I’m going through…I’ve been told many times lately that I’m “an inspiration” and “strong” and, though I just believe I’m living as anyone else would, I DO want to help others so why not give this a shot?
On this blog you’ll find my life stories. Stories that are sad, happy, hilarious, triumphant, not-so-triumphant, and hopefully resonate somewhere with you to make you feel less alone in this crazy world. I’ve lived with depression and anxiety for years so you’ll read about that, and I’m currently going through treatment for newly diagnosed tongue cancer so you’ll probably read a lot about that, too. I may even sprinkle in a few stories from my career as a critical care nurse and single mom. Variety is the spice of life! The one common theme I want to drive home is despite everything, all the shit life throws at us, there is ALWAYS HOPE. So just sit back, enjoy your favorite beverage, and read along. We’ll get through this together.