Inspired – Elly Mayday

I recently had an article shared with me about a Canadian model named Elly Mayday and her battle with Ovarian Cancer. The article talked about how one of the companies she is working with handled it (which I give them a HUGE kudos for) as well as about Elly and how she is facing everything herself. That article can be featured HERE.

I know I sometimes take my time between posts on here, but when something like this comes up, something truly inspirational, I have to drop everything and share it with the rest of you! I know when I was going through treatment and decided to keep working people couldn’t wrap their head around it. It was hard to explain that to me it was a matter of not letting Cancer win, not letting it change my life or my day to day routine. At the time I hadn’t heard much about Ovarian Cancer at all, let alone about others fighting the disease.

Reading this article brought me back to that stage, to those thoughts and to figuring out what was going to work for me through treatment. Elly is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL person inside and out, and I am so happy to see that she’s not letting Cancer hold her back or steal any of that from her! Following along on her Facebook page (HERE) I have had a chance to not only see her beautiful photos, but to see her her smile throughout everything.

She asked on her Facebook page for her fans to write her snailmail if they want to reach out to her right now, and I am going to do that for sure, but I also wanted to put a little shout out on here. Elly Mayday you are an inspriation to many. Thank you for standing up, sharing your story and helping to get the word out on a disease that is WAY too often forgotten about, swept under the rug and ignored!

I should also add before finishing this blog up that I want to give a huge shoutout as well to the company mentioned in the above link, Forever Yours Lingerie who not only has stood by Elly Mayday through this battle, but is doing their own part to put this disease out there to remind everyone that it IS a concern and we SHOULD be aware!


Gorgeous Day, Inside and Out

Today is one of THOSE days…. The good ones where the sun shines bright and everyone is posting all over Facebook about how everyone needs to be outside and enjoying it. It’s 11am and I have only stepped out long enough to take the dogs to the bathroom.

Why are you missing out on this day? Are you going to be heading out soon? But it’s SO beautiful…. The replies from friends after asking what I am up to.

The fact is I AM enjoying my day…. Right here with my family in my own house! My husband is working a parttime job right now in the evenings, and was at work overnight until 7am. He is still sleeping, both puppies up on the bed curled up between us for snuggles…. Why I ask would I want this moment to end to seek out happiness in some other situation?

I guess what I am getting at is that people are so quick to point out where they would be happy, and what they would have to do to be happy. Why not find the joy where you are right now, in this moment?
I know I have so much to be blessed for right here with my own little family 🙂