Posts tagged twenty something
How was your day? Good. How was yours?

Sometimes I don't know what to post about. Generally, I'm not that interesting. Not even generally - all the time, I'm not that interesting. I'm extremely typical.

I dislike bootcamp, but I go anyway. Shoes are my downfall - I want them all. I use I too many times in a post. If I was editing this post it would already have 9 big red circles, but I'm not so I can do what I want.

The question that often catches me off guard and make my heart skip a beat is when people ask me how my day is, and genuinely mean it.

Not the generic, "How is your day - fine - how is yours."

But the, "How is your day today, how was work, how is the project you told me about last week."

I'm telling you - that question - means more to me than ice cream cake on my birthday.

Those are the type of people I want to surround myself with. When they ask me that question - I just want to skip over the answer and ask them about their day! I enjoy hearing about people's lives. Generally (there's that word again), their day is so different from mine.

Chelsea and I at the Eiffel Tower during a study abroad trip junior year. Fact: Of the entire study abroad trip, we were the only two who went to the Eiffel Tower. What a missed opportunity for the rest of them... 

Chelsea and I at the Eiffel Tower during a study abroad trip junior year. Fact: Of the entire study abroad trip, we were the only two who went to the Eiffel Tower. What a missed opportunity for the rest of them... 

Chelsea, who now lives in Phoenix, is one of those people. We've currently discovered how easy it is to Facetime on our iphones. From 9-5 she works for an incredible organization raising money for cancer awareness and research. During the evenings, she's a regular twenty-something loving life, her family and her friends.

When is the last time you asked someone about their day, and kept listening (really listening) to see how it was?

Watch out, Cancer. There's a new Ninja in town.

Today, I'm dedicating my blog to a Mallorie Dye. Techinically we've never met (blog comments and FB messages don't count!), but she has made a direct impact in my life. Not to be a creeper, but I think about her and her current battle daily. She's a real-life ninja.**

This is Mallorie {and her husband}. First - how cute are they!?! Second, I asked Mallorie if It was okay to feature her on Rural Gone Urban {just thought I'd lay that one on the table...}

Mallorie is a twenty-four year old newlywed who was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma April 26. Yes, of this year. Her blog is the story of her fight against cancer.

Here's the skinny: She's uh-mazing.

Her positive outlook about kickin' Cancer's rear-end is unbelievable. It's tough. Horrifying. Unimaginable. But, she takes it one day at a time and is thankful every day for every blessing He pours out. She also let's you {the creeper reading her blog} what it's really like. The good days, the bad days, the incredible nurses who are with her every step of the way....

Here is an excerpt from her blog: Don’t sweat the small stuff – It’s ok that it’s Monday. Monday is going to be here next week too. I know your boss is a jerk, but in the grand scheme of things does it really matter? I’m sorry you’re feeling fat today, try eating healthier. I know someone just door-dinged your car, but it’s just a car and at least you weren’t in a wreck. Sometimes I just see Facebook statuses that make me want to say, “Really? That’s really what you’re upset about?” I’m not trying to make anyone’s story or “status” seem insignificant, I’m just saying that I don’t sweat the small stuff anymore. I’m fighting for my life, so the lady who cut in line at the grocery store or the jerk who cut me off on the road, they don’t bother me a bit. I’m just happy to be here.

To be fair - I think that's the harshest tone she has ever used on her blog. But, that paragraph struck me to my core.

She's right.

I'm sharing her blog with you because I truly believe her story is meant to be shared. Read it. Pass in on.

On my morning drive to work, K-Love takes over my radio. When Matthew West's song Strong Enough comes through the speakers I can't think of anyone else except Mallorie.

He wouldn't give us obstacles in our life if he didn't think we weren't strong enough and if He wasn't willing to carry us through the storm.

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**Ninja: Rockstar, All-Star, Awesome Person. Basically, it's the new black of compliments.