Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's not much, but its what I can do.

It has been a while since I have visited this blog. In fact, the Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure 2012 'season' has ended, and I have failed to blog about my two experiences. As normal, life got in the way

But the real reason on why I am here today... It comes with a heavy heavy heart. Several years ago I was introduced to Bridget Spence on a Susan G. Komen promotional dvd. I had my own personal reasons for walking and supporting the fight for the cure, but Bridget gave me another reason. I have followed Bridget's journey, the ups and the downs, the tears and the celebrations. I have kept her in my prayers and every training walk to the 3-day event her name has been with me. I've often visited her blog, just to make sure I didn't miss an update. My heart was heavy when I read the most recent post. I sat in my living room letting her words sink in and become a reality. 

I'm not sure if Bridget is aware of the army that she has behind her. There is one thing I do know: this army will not back down. As soon as I hit publish on this blog, I will make my first donation of many in honor of Bridget to a walker or crew member for the 3-day event series. The first donation is for an inspiring man, who provided me the inspiration to do this. I know that it’s not much, but it’s what I can do to honor one amazing and inspiring woman who I will never forget.

Monday, July 16, 2012


I don't want to spoil anything... but I am so excited about this design I am using for a little 3-Day project! I did watermark this copy, but I am happy to share. Leave me a comment with your e-mail address if you are interested!

The countdown has started,
25 days until Chicago
& 95 until Atlanta!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Training Walks

 Compared to this time last year, I was racking up 30+ miles a week, sadly my training has been few and far between in 2012. Downloading the past months walks from my Garmin was a little depressing. However, it was so nice this weekend to get in 7 miles, and if my longest training walk this year is 7 miles, so be it. I will still push through every step to get us that much closer to the CURE!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Post about not Posting

Its been a while hasn't it? I have opened up a blog posted and started to write 11 times in the past four months. Each time, lacking words and passion. 

Rewind few months... I was excited, full of my 3-Day passion, I had my fundraising letter ready to send; everything was coming together perfectly. I was confident and ready to hit that send button for my 4th fundraising letter. But I wanted my husband to proof read the e-mail for me one more time before I sent it out to my 100+ contacts. The next day my feelings changed. I think I experienced every emotion that day. No need to re-hash those feelings today, but I thought for a day or two, my 3-day days were over. I realized we still needed that fight for the cure and these days are not over and I won't let them be over until we have a CURE! I sent a revised fundraising email out two months later, and while I did receive a little hate mail, the response was overwhelming and as of today I am less than $1,000 away from the $2,300 it takes to participate!

I haven't been blogging and I wasn't invited back to be an Ambassador this year. I'm not questioning it either, just a fact. Life can get in the way sometimes. Not to mention, I've been so busy, it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago I put two and two together on why I missed that email.  Or maybe I received the email but because I was drowning in the abyss known as grad school and I never read it. But hard work pays off, because I can officially say I have a 4.0 in grad school! (First time in this girls life!) 3 hours down 33 to go! Don't laugh, its the small things. After all of the reading and writing I was doing for class, and my full time job, it was hard to find any extra words. Not to mention the desire to sit in front of my computer to write more wasn't there.

While many days I did feel like this I still made my rounds to a few events!
Attending and Volunteering at a couple Get Started Meetings!

I did have a fundraising event at Canvas By U.

Amy & I went to visit a friend in Little Rock, Arkansas and went to an event Komen Arkansas sponsors known as Fired up For the CURE. AKA, firemen without shirts. I think more cities need an event like this!
Amy & I with Mr. August

Events coming up, Pampered Chef for the Cure, Yard Sale for the Cure, and Bunco for the Cure! And two summer classes that start this week. I hope that I can walk one night during the week and a long walk on the weekend. Until then, maybe I'll see you all again in August!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My New Planner

I think I am a pretty organized person, but I need help. I have to have a calendar in front of me at all times, or I am lost. Literally, walking the streets not knowing where I should be, lost. Normally, I settle for the cheapo planner that my office purchases for each employee. Except this year, budget cuts and no planner. It was a sad day. I tried using google and my iphone but it just doesn't work for me. I had seen all of the buzz about Erin Condren Life Planners, particularly the Awareness Planner. I was sold at Pink Ribbon and we donate 50% to a charity of your choice. I made an investment, and I'm in love! Not only do I have an amazing planner, and there is a nice little donation to kick start 2012 fundraising.
Check out their video too!

**Erin Condren has no idea who I am other than I ordered a planner and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Just wanted to show support to a product that I love!**

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


My last post was in November. I have not disappeared, I am still here! I have you know, I've started a post several times, but my heart just wasn't in it. To tell you the truth, heart really wasn't the the last post I wrote in November. I was busy, sick, angry, tired and ready for a vacation from work, just all around burnt out. I know, in perceptive, small issues. But time heals all, and I'm back for more 3-Day, as in 2 events in 2012, Chicago Crew & Atlanta Walker. New Year, New Experience, New Friends to be made & a the same Fight to continue Fighting. 

As of now, this year holds many new challenges. Not only having two walks ahead of me this year, I am starting grad school this week! You may not see me around this blog too often, but don't worry I will be volunteering for as many 3-day event preps as I able and I'll try to put in my insight when I can! Who knows, you may see me around here a little more often when I am avoiding writing a paper! 

Now to get the focus back to what is important, more anniversaries, tomorrows, birthdays, celebrations, victories, adventurers and the future. 

2012, Here we come! And to work on my fundraising letter I go!