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id spend my days roaming the streets with vincent moon & the la blogotheque crew. this would require me to live in paris, of course.


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feel for lumps, save your bumps

“feel for lumps, save your bumps.”

thats the clever breast cancer awareness slogan that the gilbert high school cheerleading squad whipped up for their t-shirts. these shirts would be worn during their october football games to raise funds for the susan g. komen for the cure.

but *gasp* their principal deemed it too inappropriate for the arizona school setting… mind you, students would be wearing nothing but sports bras & “i heart boobies” bracelets.

i gotta applaud the high schoolers for getting involved for a cause. i never really went to “second base” with myself for a checkup. it wasnt until i switched doctors that i learned that i should be giving myself a monthly bse (aka a breast self-exam).  its a routine girls should start in their teens (a week after their period when their boobs arent acting up.)

its still not a safe-proof for early detection. i had my annual well-women exam this week & what i thought was my chest bone was actually a lump in my left breast.

an ultrasound & mammogram are scheduled for next week & im not gonna lie… i had a minor freak out all day thursday & friday. after some research though, i learned that only 20% of lumps biopsied actually turn out to be breast cancer.

so ladies, go get your women’s exam every year. get poked for blood work. get probed for your pap smear & get felt up by your doc.

sup

ive decided to start blogging again. i know. technically, ive never stop blogging since i get paid to do it for a living everyday. the thing is…i get paid to babble on about fashion & talking about clothes all the time can be quite trivial.

lets see how long i fare. before i venture into this journey, im gonna lay down some ground rules for myself since ive made a few mistakes in my past blogging life.

  1. refrain from gushing about my dog all the time

pretty simple rules, no? here it goes….