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It's the Little Things

Sometimes the small things mean the most like:
1. A text from your friend saying she’s proud of you.
2. A dance party to the new Taylor Swift song (whatever – you know this is catching stuff). 128 more words

How To Act Around Someone Who Was Just Diagnosed With Cancer

This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer two years ago.

It was a confusing whirlwind where I felt more alive than ever, then flushed with the irony of that, became scared and isolated. 1,594 more words

Day 9: Must Have Air or Bathing Suit Bedtime?

October 18
Mileage 10

Hot, stuffy, suffocating. This is my night in the dorm room. All the windows are closed. And if I’d known how bad it was going to be I would have opened the window. 390 more words

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The Base-boll Shurt

A few weeks ago it was picture time at the daycare where my children attend. Zander and Lilah each had a different assigned day and since they only go part time they were only scheduled to be there one of the two days. 895 more words

Day 8: Street Cred Is My Stink

October 17
Mileage 45
New Brighton State Beach to Monterey

The raccoons fight and play and eat my dinner spills half the night. And then I spend some time worrying about my bike getting stolen by the local homeless who frequent the nearby railroad tracks. 448 more words

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Day 7: Cowbell, Brussel Sprouts and Friends

October 16
Mileage 37
Pigeon Point Lighthouse to New Brighton State Beach

A full dorm. 6 ladies. Silent sleepers. How nice. I sleep so damn hard which feels so damn good. 601 more words

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RAI: Solitary Confinement Survival Kit!

(RAI: Radioactive Iodine)

I have looked and looked and simply found nothing but vague lists on what I should bring to the hospital during my days long stay after being given radioactive iodine (next week)! 162 more words