A lovely woman has come into your life. She’s beautiful, amazing, and a self-proclaimed dog mom (and proud). Perhaps you’ve just been on a few dates, or maybe you’d like to propose marriage. Whatever your situation, there are some real truths you need to understand about dating a dedicated dog mom. We’re a special “breed,” if you will…(pun intended LOL).
Yesterday we received results of my stepdad’s (David) latest cancer biopsy. In 2016 he was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, and now it’s more aggressive than ever – the current nodules in his lungs are positive for high-grade malignant metastatic prostate cancer.
Today our family cat, Ceto, crossed the Rainbow Bridge. On Tuesday we found out she had a 2-3 INCH tumor in her stomach. She’d basically been starving to death, so it was time for her to make her crossing.
Tomorrow I have a mammogram, at the age of 30. There’s a lump in my right breast. Breast cancer runs in my family.
So why am I sharing all of this incredibly personal information? Because this is life behind the glory of traveling, kayaking, and owning a business. This is the raw truth as of today, and I know everyone can relate to a piece of it.
Presenting; a birthday letter to my 7 year old Wynston.
In the past I’ve been accused of having an “unhealthy obsession” with Wynston. While I completely disagree because there is nothing “unhealthy” about my relationship with him, I will admit that I’ve become somewhat dependent on him. Is it a bad thing? I don’t think so. Wynston is not cocaine or alcohol. He’s a dog. A therapy companion. But some people may see it differently. People may not like that I enjoy taking Wynston everywhere with me. People may not like that my entire day revolves around him. But because people don’t like the way I live, does that mean I’m too dependent or have an obsession? Let’s discuss.
Today is my 30th birthday. Many people dread 30, but the upcoming decade excites me. I’m at a good time in my life and I see never ending possibilities ahead of me. As I reflect on my 20s, my best memories include my evolving relationship with Wynston. He changed my life and brought me to where I am at now being 30. This blog post is simply a montage of our memories together, as I look forward to our future.