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Don't Wait to Celebrate Yourself

After the loss of my beautiful cousin last week, I've really adopted her mantra of "wear your good jewelry."I wrote all about it here, in case you missed it.

It's been heartwarming to see my grandmother's ring, the grandmother who passed away my senior year and that I shared with my cousin, on my finger everyday and smile as I think of both of them.

It makes me feel like I'm keeping them close as I continue to live my life.

I've even started wearing perfume. Something I've never really done, even though I have several bottles. I'm not sure what, if anything, I've been saving it for. Maybe it was this.

Recently, a friend shared a video that completely encompasses the idea of "wear your good jewelry," and I had to share.

It's a beautiful story and message. I hope you get as much out of it as I have.




Tomorrow isn't promised. It's not a guarantee. So go ahead, wear your good jewelry, dress for a party every day, use the fine china …

Wear Your Good Jewelry

I know I've been a little quiet this week.Sometimes in life, we have to take a step back to evaluate and process, and that's what I've been doing the past few days.

See, a few days ago, I received a phone call from my mom, which is nothing out of the ordinary. My family is very close and we talk a lot throughout the week.

It's what she told me that broke my heart and turned my world upside down...

She told me my cousin, Kate, a woman who is my age, who grew up with me, who fought cancer and won, had passed away suddenly the night before.


Even typing this out still doesn't make it make sense.

"Kate is dead?" I had to ask her this. I needed to hear her say it. I've spent a lot of time repeating those words to myself the last few days just trying to make it sink in. "Kate is dead."

Unfortunately, it's a conversation she and I have had numerous times over the years. My poor mom is usually the one to deliver bad news to us. She's been the one t…