As I begin 2023, I have hope for the future- for my health, my family and my advocacy.
As many of you know, I begin each year with a few aspirations.
I have a bucket list that includes visiting all 50 states. I have 16 to go but the one that has been on my aspiration list since 2015 is Maine. It is the only state I have not visited east of the Mississippi. I would like to visit the Wyeth museum, Acadia national park and of course some light houses.
I aspire to continue to exercise - Jazzercise, yoga and this year bike riding. My friend gave me one of her extra bikes last fall. I've only ridden three times since then but look forward to getting out and riding around my town when the weather is nice this year.
I aspire to do more art work. I'll continue working in watercolors and I'll add Barn Quilts. I've been following a group of Barn Quilters on Facebook and just love what they are creating. I made small wood quilt ornaments for my friends for Christmas this year
and would like to try larger 1' x1' or maybe even larger 3' x3' paintings.
When it comes to my advocacy work I already am registered for the SGO meeting this spring. Let me know if you are attending. Big news is that an abstract Annie Ellis, ovarian cancer survivor and advocate, and I submitted has been accepted for presentation. This is really exciting! I also was nominated and submitted my application for a task force position and will let you know if I am chosen.
There may be some advocacy activities that I will cut back on as I spend more time with my grandsons and kids but you will continue to find me chatting along with Christina Lizaso as we take the #gyncsm ( Gyn Cancer Social Media) community on Twitter to every other month chats at 8pm ET. See you on January 11 when we chat about "Survivorship". Or check out what we had done in the past on our blog- http://gyncsm.blogspot.com/
Wishing you all good health , love and friendship in the year ahead.
Every Day is a Blessing!