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Wishes, Pirate Style!

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christmas tall ship

As I furled sails aloft on a swaying Tall Ship this Fall, a thought came to mind; “If I can do this, then nothing is impossible. For me. For anyone.” And then I thought that is a thought worth sharing. Wishing you limitless curiousity and possibilities, absolute belief in yourself, and a Christmas that is as magical, swashbucklin’, and shanty-singing as you would like it to be!

Many Blessings to you, and thank you for being here reading this little wish. Grateful for each and every one of you!
Joyfully with a Yo ho ho!!

The Kemo song -If it helps one person find a different way…

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I am back from a most extraordinary adventure. Have you ever had so much to say that you don’t know where to begin so you say nothing? That’s where I’m at with sharing my experience training to be a sailor on a tall ship. I look forward to sharing, I do have notes and sketches to make sure I don’t forget, and I hope you look forward to hearing about it. Its sort of a ‘holy cr%p, if I can do this, then nothing is impossible” experience. Dreams are meant to come true, I know that for sure. Not just for me; for you, for everybody. And there’s other experiences of late worth sharing, like the story people all ‘blindly’ contributed to at our Muse Affair this past weekend… flesh eating beetles and magical folks all included. So consider THAT hint a reminder to me to share that, too.

But here is something I have gotten together to share! I went on the tall ship adventure for the most part without my story of the last almost 2 years of cancer treatments. It was good for me… to attempt to live up to what I thought I could pull off before that story got in the way. But that story as you know, rough as it was, had a tremendous amount of ‘good stuff.’

There’s a young woman, Megan Kowalewski, who is gathering images and videos of people in treatment “smiling, thumbs up, etc.” She created the video of singing through chemo that went viral, deservedly so, and now is continuing to inspire others. So. This timeline for submissions got me to finally put together this video: celebrating the last day of chemo mid June, with the little song that helped me through a year of intravenous treatments. It helped me sneak past terror and even welcome the chemo, (as best I could, with a touch of ‘faking it’) so that it could do it’s job without battling me resisting it! Fun and funny to create this video.. and don’t I have amazing friends? I celebrate them every day.

And here’s a link to original song with written lyrics

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