five things about me

i'm passionate about breast cancer

Every year for the last 6 years I have volunteered at the Central Florida Komen Race for the Cure. I'm passionate about breast cancer because I have a grandmother and a friend who are both survivors of breast cancer. It's scary and to me the breast cancer cause is not about the pink ribbon or any of the political drama, it is about lives.

Last year, when it was my turn to host Bunko with a few friends, I combined it with KitchenAid's 1,000 Cooks for the Cure. We had wonderful appetizers and desserts, played Bunko and everyone donated money. We had so much fun and I'm doing it again this year. I love KitchenAid and I love even more that they support an organization that I volunteer for and that I'm passionate about. To throw a party and learn more about 1,000 Cooks for the Cure which is going on this year from July 20-29, visit the KitchenAid website.

i hate feet

I know that hate is a strong word. I know there are other feet haters out there. I love those friends on instagram who @ mention with a picture of their feet because they know this about me…okay I actually hate you. Thank you so much for doing this!

i'm (a little) scared (right now)

About a week and a half ago, we celebrated Curtis' (my husband) birthday and our 9th wedding anniversary. On that same day, I received news that I was going to be laid off. Worry set in and it was hard for me not to burst out in tears even during dinner. I'm planning my next steps and am currently looking for other opportunities. But it is very scary out there.

i love my friends

My friends have been incredibly supportive and I'm so thankful for them. I shared the quote below on twitter the other day because it's so true.

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” -Henry Ford

It means so much to me to have my friends' support and just hearing the words, “I believe in you.” I cannot even begin to tell you how that means to me. I can remember when my teacher in the 3rd grade told me she believed in me. It hits you to the core and means just as much as the words, “I love you.” My friends build me up and cheer me on and I will be forever grateful. I am very fortunate to have a handful of friends who are my cheerleaders. I hope that you have at least one friend like this in your life. Cherish that friendship and nurture it. If you have toxic people in your life and all they do is bring you down, now's the time to say I'm done. And don't be scared, it will feel really good when you do.

i'm thankful

I'm thankful to have my health and to have my loving husband by my side. I'm thankful that I have supportive siblings and a supportive Mom. Through it all, I know it's going to be a little tough but I'm trying to look at the positive. I still feel very fortunate and know that things can be a lot worse.

Do you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer? Do you walk or run in honor of or in memory of them? I would love to hear about them. I would love to share theirs and your stories in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I would love to hear about something you're thankful for or something that makes you smile. Some of the things that people have been sharing on facebook are making me smile.