When I first became obsessed with Star Wars, I had exactly one friend who was also a fan. Finding other Star Wars fans felt so rare that it was like hitting the jackpot whenever I met another person who shared my love – to the point that I even started a Star Wars club in high school! As I grew older and Star Wars became more and more mainstream, I’m happy to say that now I have lots of friends who like Star wars – probably more who do than don’t to be honest. And thanks to those friends, this past Friday I got to head up to Lucasfilm in SF to watch the first 3 episodes of Star Wars Rebels season 4! I never thought I would be so lucky and while I’m super excited about this season, I’m also really grateful for great friends and better yet, great Star Wars friends. Today I’m celebrating the season 4 premier with one of my new favorite Star Wars tees – this concept art of the Ahsoka and Vader duel, drawn by the awesome Dave Filoni! It’s a 3 donut day for sure!
My posts may always seem like sunshine and rainbows, but I assure you that it’s not always that way. The last couple of weeks have been a bit rough to say the least – multiple doctor appointments plus some annual exams to make sure I’m still in remission, which definitely put me on an emotional roller coaster. Surviving cancer is a triumphant thing, but people often forget once you’ve survived, it’s never really the end. It’s really just a journey where often times the first couple years are still filled with doctor appointments, blood draws, and constant check ups. You think a lot about the percentages, making it to your yearly milestone, and worries about things that may potentially cause a recurrence. I still have my days where I feel sorry for myself and wish my life wasn’t the way it is, but I also have days where I feel great and just want to be a rainbow. Continue reading
As I enjoy this time before my 4th and last chemo treatment next week, I’m faced with not only excitement, but also many worries and fears about my future. It may seem like things are finally “over”, but there’s still a laundry list of things I’ll need to deal with such as hormone treatments, residual side effects such as fatigue, and overall just trying to feel like myself again. I met with the doctor this week and went in thinking this would be an easy visit and that he would congratulate me on almost being done. Instead, I was asked a series of questions about the next steps in my treatment and left the office feeling more stressed than I needed to be. Continue reading
Happy New Year!! Ok, I’m about 6 days late, but better late than never. So besides this amazing Star Wars bodysuit that I’m wearing, you might also notice I’m wearing a wig in today’s outfit! No matter how many times I’ve worn costumes or cosplay wigs out in public, for some reason, wearing wigs during this season of my life makes me incredibly self conscious! Go figure. I know, it’s probably just me since I’ve been reassured many times that I look fine in a wig, Continue reading
When Hot Topic announced the Spring 2015 Marvel line designed by last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show winners, I immediately knew had to have a few of their pieces in my wardrobe. However, I completely regret not buying one piece – their Stark Industries jacket! I was so bummed that they sold out and prices were nearly double on eBay due to the popularity! I guess Hot Topic realized this because they finally announced this summer that they would be restocking those pieces. This time I made sure to pick one up right away and have been trying to get the most use out of it before the weather gets too cold! I love the vintage bomber style of this jacket and decided to pair it with a ’40s inspired midi skirt. If only I had some classic pin-up curls to go with this!
Don’t let the Street Fighter shout out fool you, because today is a very big day. I thought I was done with the hard part, but I think my fight is just beginning. Waiting for the results of my surgery (on top of just healing itself) has been a long journey, but not knowing whether or not I would need chemo was the next big thing I was waiting for. I wish I had better news to share, but I will in fact be going through 4 rounds of chemo in the next few months. Even though I tried to prepare myself for the worst, it was still hard to hear. The decision even came down to percentages. 12% to be exact. I was basically told the difference between going through chemo or not going through chemo was 12%. But what’s really 12%? Continue reading
It feels like summer started only yesterday – I was still making my Her Universe Fashion Show dress, planning for Comic-Con, and just enjoying the beginning of hot weather. Now that it’s already mid-August, I’m coming to the realization that summer is almost over and that I better enjoy all the sun while I can! One of my summer go-to items (besides obvious things like tanks and shorts) is actually the chambray shirt. It’s a great alternative for when the sun goes down and you need something to keep you warm, but not too warm. With my beach bag in hand and a breezy chambray, I’m just about ready to hit the beach! Now, if only I could find a beach where the water isn’t freezing…