Friday, April 30, 2010

Insurance Vent

They've increased my insurance by $150 a month... It now costs me about $750 to be insured... and they don't even pay my meds.

Sigh... the reality is, to get out of my house and be independent I'm going to have to quit the job I like and feel good about, and go sell my soul to the highest bidder w/ benefits. :(

Sunday, April 25, 2010

And a Drum Roll Please...

I PASSED THE BAR!!!! I'm officially a lawyer now.

On a related note, I also picked up a job. I'm now working at a small firm doing loan modifications and stopping foreclosures on homes. Pay sucks and there are no hours, but I couldn't have asked for a better group to work with, learn as much, and still feel good about myself at the end of the day.

My life rocks my socks right now... hope it lasts for a while.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dear Thyroid: Thyeulogy

Way way way back in February when I found out I was cancer free, I wrote a new letter to Dear Thyroid, which I have called my Thyeulogy.

They posted it back at the end of March, but it became one of the million things I never finished my blog post for. So just in case you haven't read it, here's the link: Thyeulogy

Monday, April 12, 2010

Yoga Bear and the Yoga Challenge

Over the past month I've written about half of 5 different blog posts. Many of which were time sensitive and I failed miserably at finishing and publishing them when I needed to. I've been busy running around, having a life, etc. All of which I hope to update you on over the next few posts. But first I'm going to start with yet another time sensitive one.

Today I want to talk to you all about Yoga Bear. YB is a non-profit organization that tries to provide free yoga classes to individuals with cancer. For many of us out there, living healthier lives is a major part of how cancer impacts us. A lot of people find yoga to be a truly soothing stress reliever, and a gentle way to get back into shape.

I am not a diligent yogi. I'm a little too ADD to properly meditate and commune with the world... but I do love yoga. I'm super bendy-flexy, despite my size... though I have zero balance. And on days where I'm particularly tired, or need to get my body moving, but w/o a hardcore workout, I turn to yoga.

YB works to provide a valuable service to we cancer survivors, and at a minimum I would recommend you check out their blog.

Right now... starting today in fact, they are doing a 12 day Yoga Challenge. Each day they post a new yoga move via video and ask that you comment on it. For each day you comment you earn a chance to win a free yoga for breast cancer dvd, and if you comment every day, you win a free pass to Yogapalooza, which is in June, and being held in a handful of major cities throughout the US. Here is a link to day 1 of the challenge... Day 1

I'm doing the challenge because it's something different and I think I would enjoy Yogapalooza, even if I'm not the best yogi.

Yoga Bear was actually one of the very first cancer organizations I joined. While I haven't actually been able to benefit from the free yoga classes yet, I've enjoyed talking to new people, and checking out all the other little things they do!