The Joys of having CF

The Joys of having CF

Friday, May 25, 2012

Officially Done!

With High School that is, yes yesterday(Thursday) I finished my senior year. Now for those of you who don't know, I went to public school from Kindergarten-October of my Freshman year. Then our public school had a huge H1N1 outbreak, so my doctors wanted me to stay out for a while, so in that time, I made the big decision, to leave my class and become homeschooled.  Now that means that i was going to give up some of my most treasured things, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Marching Band. I guess you could say I was sort of a "band geek". I played the Bari Saxophone. I LOVED it. But with becoming homeschooled that meant that I could no longer do that. It was a touch choice, but I decided to become homeschooled. So, i chose an online school, and in January 2010, I became officially homeschooled. And today I can say it was the best.choice.ever. It has been a lot easier with my health. When I get sick i don't have to worry about missing school, it was great. Then I made a goal  back in January of 2010, to be done with school by May 2012. I wrote it on my bathroom mirror. I should have taken a picture, I hope the dry erase marker comes off :) but i never took it off, even though there were many times when I doubted myself I could do it, I never erased it, and last week as i winding down my classes, as I was brushing my teeth I noticed in the corner of my mirror it still said in red letters May 2012.  Let's just say it was incredible. Now in April I made a goal of finishing school by June 1st 2012, but when i saw that I new i had to finish by May, it was my original goal. I learned that if you set a goal, you MUST put your mind to it, and hit your goal, because let me tell you, its the best feeling ever knowing you hit your goal.
Now, I should also add, that if i was in public school, I wouldn't be graduating until 2013, and the class w/my friends that I'd be in today, don't finish school until June 7th. So I am very proud with myself and I don't think there's anything wrong with saying that. Were there times I missed my friends, of course, BUT, that just means that we made time to get with each other. I still do stuff with my friends, text them etc...we haven't lost touch, yes some friendships were lost, but through this crazy thing called LIFE, many new friendships were made. And today I am proud to say, I made the BEST decision of my life.
Now, I also need to add that i haven't added pictures to my blog in FOREVER!! and I also apologize for how my blog looks, I'm going to try to fix it and make it look 'pretty' again :). So here are just a few pictures, and yes, they are very random. Enjoy!
~God Bless

                                                                  This was Bo & I a few days ago :)

                                        On Monday, My grandpa celebrated his 89th birthday!!!

                                          As long as I have this little man, my life's complete.

                                               Yup, this how he sleeps.
                                            Yes, me doing my nightly meds :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Great News

First off I apologize immensely for my horrible lack of blogging. Next I want to thank everyone who helped me meet my fundraising goal for the CF Walk A Thon we had yesterday. I made my goal and then some, and our walk which is pretty small compared to most had a goal to raise $7,000. Well we came in at $8,850+. Incredible. So proud. Also another a little less than 2 weeks I will officially be DONE with my senior year of high school. This is a huge deal because I will be finishing a whole year and a bunch of days sooner than I would be if I was still in public school. So while my friends start school in September, I, at 17 years old, will not be. We have a busy year ahead o us. In June I have my senior pictures taken. Wait to get my diploma in the mail and I think I also get a cap and tassel. Then I'll hve a grad party. Then my oldest sisters getting married in December so we have wedding planning to do, and also I have my CF annual studies in July. So we have a busy summer but I am gonna live it up and have a great school free summer and just ENJOY and live life, and hopefully maybe plan a girls weekend in Illinois by my aunt and do garage saling and shopping. Well talk soon and will try to update as soon as I can. ~God Bless

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Hello, well this is not the big update I promised, but I am going to try to have that done by the weekend. I've been busy trying to finish my senior year of high school. I will be done by the first week in June, which will be a whole year sooner than if I was still in public school. I am so excited. In the big update i'll talk about what i'm currently doing(school), my plans after, etc... I just wanted to say hello, and i am great, i'm currently on my 28 days of Tobi, and wow what a difference it makes. I was feeling good when I went on, but not now that i'm on i'm feeling great :)

Lastly, My local CF walk is on Saturday at a park close to my house. I am still looking for donations, I am only $80 away from my personal goal. I apologize if it seems like all i'm doing is asking for money but i'm really not. What I'm doing is asking to see if you would be interested in donating money to help me and all the other CFers out there to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The money donated does NOT go to waste. It goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) to help with research to find a cure for CF. The CFF is a non-government funded program, and they need OUR help to raise money so we can continue to advance in research. It is because of all of us raising money that they've come out with such great medicines. So if you would be so kind to help me hit my fundraising goal for my CF walk please visit my fundraising site: It would mean so much to me and all the other CFers out there. Help us to create more tomorrows everydayI do want to say 'Thank You' to all of you have donated so far. I greatly appreciate it as do all the other CFers. 

Well, have a good night and talk to you all soon!! 
~God Bless

Monday, May 7, 2012

I will....

GET BETTER AT BLOGGING. I promise!! I am planning a blogpost update and am hoping to do it in the next day or so. I am currently writing this blog post while on VEST on my iPhone(technology is wonderful). I have some cool things to share coming up I just wanted to say hi and I am still here an I WILL post soon. PROMISE!! Well I'm off to finish my last class of my senior year of school. Yes my senior year. I'll talk about that also. Only 73 assignments left. I'll be done by June. Stay tuned for the update. Love you all. ~God Bless