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#NeuroHackNovember Here it is folks, the last day of November…

#NeuroHackNovember Here it is folks, the last day of November and the last day of this month long act of being grateful. I’m going to end with this… I’m grateful for the fact that I feel grateful as a rule. My default setting is to feel grateful and lucky and thankful for the wonders of the world, for my people, for the beauty I see most places I look, for music, and art, and words, and trees, and chocolate, and the sound the wind makes through trees. This life is magical, and I’m grateful I know that. Peace. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2r2Rnw5

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#NeuroHackNovember Makeup post for yesterday. …

#NeuroHackNovember Makeup post for yesterday. I’m.grateful.for my huge, varied, beautiful family. I have an enormous family… full, step, half, in-laws, aunt’s, uncle’s, cousins, second cousins, nieces, nephews, and in and on.. I’m so lucky. What a great tapestry. What an amazing group. I’m grateful every day to have these wonderful people in my life. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2qb6fZ4

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#NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for turkey dinner on my…

#NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for turkey dinner on my favorite holiday. I’m giving thanks for this beautiful life. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2R0CpBB

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#NeuroHackNovember 306/365 I’m grateful for movie watching…

#NeuroHackNovember 306/365 I’m grateful for movie watching afternoons with the Grands. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2DoLlbI

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#NeuroHackNovember 305/365 I’m grateful for school…

#NeuroHackNovember 305/365 I’m grateful for school Thanksgiving meals with adorable grandkids who happen to have made the tasty corn muffins! — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2pZgorK

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#NeuroHackNovember I’m so grateful for this guy. Life can…

#NeuroHackNovember I’m so grateful for this guy. Life can be a real rollercoaster, but no matter what, good or bad, he’s there for me. We don’t live near each other anymore, but distance makes no difference. He’s the best. Loving, sincere, funny as hell, and the best hugger anyone knows. I love you, Kev. You rock this brother thing! — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2OFp4M6

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305 #NeuroHackNovember Today we’re at the movies (Frozen…

305 #NeuroHackNovember Today we’re at the movies (Frozen 2) with the kiddos. I’m so grateful for this dude. He is really so much fun to hang out with. He’s interesting and caring and sweet. He’s the most genuine person I think I’ve ever met. I adore him. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2DbpWCG

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305/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m a day late with his one. …

305/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m a day late with his one. I’m so grateful for this little dude. His creativity, sense of humor, and heart are phenomenal. He is a deep guy who loves music, and words, and feeling something (he’s doing dot to dots in this photo and he’s IN it). When he does something he’s all in. I love him so. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/33eTtWV

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304/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for coffee dates…

304/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for coffee dates with good friends. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2QP74RY

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Night — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2s7eeHa

Night — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2s7eeHa

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304/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for a night out…

304/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for a night out with great friends and great music. @mankandsass @jennifer.m.heaton12 — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/34bU1hl

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303/365 #NeuroHackNovember I forgot to post this yesterday so…

303/365 #NeuroHackNovember I forgot to post this yesterday so this is a make up post. I’m grateful for this magical creature. We were hanging out with her yesterday and she and I were watching Tangled. She tells me her favorite song is coming up and then she started singing it. She is all things good and light. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/339dHBt

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303/365. I’m grateful for spontaneous roadtrips filled…

303/365. I’m grateful for spontaneous roadtrips filled with coffee, music, talks with my honey, and loads of adventure. #NeuroHackNovember — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/37nsMmc

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#NeuroHackNovember I reposted a blog post I’d written in…

#NeuroHackNovember I reposted a blog post I’d written in 2015 about my leukemia experience. I feel so grateful for the life I have. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/342lCS4

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… and, Breathe

It’s an anniversary for me and I thought I’d share this post I wrote in 2015. I’m so grateful for the life I’m living. For the people who I love and who love me in return. I’m just… Grateful.

The Life of Things

November 18.  Four years ago today we got the news that we’d been waiting for.  The molecular scan of my latest bone marrow biopsy showed I was in molecular remission.  It was a big deal.  My honey gave me a necklace with the date, a heart, and an inscription that included, among other things, the word, “breathe”.

I haven’t talked much about my experience with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.  When it happened I was so sick I basically had a near zero count for neutrophils, white blood cells, and platelets.  I was so sick they moved me by ambulance from the urgent care to the hospital because they said if I’d gotten in a car accident at that point, or even had an impact at all, I would die because my blood wouldn’t clot.  The first thing they did when they got me to the oncology unit at the hospital…

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302/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful every day for this…

302/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful every day for this little posse. What a fantastic family to be a part of. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2OoVFWa

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302/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for all the lovely…

302/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for all the lovely friends in my life. They are the air, the light, and the oxygen when I need it, providing so much love and support. I have no idea where I would be without all of the beautiful souls who I’m so lucky to call friend. Special shout out to this one. Linda Godoy, some people feel like home. You are one of those people for me. I love you so and am so grateful for your presence in my life. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2NUb5mD

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301/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for our love of…

301/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for our love of Illini Volleyball, the joy it brings, and the awesome people we get to enjoy the game with!! @jdeluce — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/32SJvua

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300/365 #NeuroHackNovember I’m grateful for this place we’ve called home for the last 9 years. It’s ended up being a great place to live.

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299/365. #NeuroHackNovember. Anyone who knows me knows my love for music. I’m grateful for it. For the ways it’s helped me cope, explain the world, share, celebrate, understand, find shared meaning, practice good dance steps, sing, and find my own heart and soul. It’s also been something shared and for that I am especially grateful. Most of my best memories with the people in my life involve music.

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207/366 #NeuroHackNovember I’m Grateful for homecomings…and small airports.

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296/365 #NeuroHackNovember Today I’m grateful for our warm and cozy house on a blustery, snowy, and very cold day. I love our house.

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295/365. #NeuroHackNovember I’ve had these jeans a long long time. Originally they were lined, but then the lining ripped and I have to take it out. Then I wore them with no lining for a few years. Now this. Looks like they will get a third life as cutoffs.

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The cuddling part

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294/365. #NeuroHackNovember Just after this she was cuddled up in my lap. I adore this little girl. I’m grateful every day for her enthusiastic kisses and spunk. She is a little spitfire who has no idea how tiny she is.

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