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This pink ribbon is everywhere this month.

It makes sense, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

It really is a great way to raise awareness… for one type of cancer that only women suffer from.

Not saying it is to be taken lightly! Not at all. The effects of breast cancer can be devastating and deadly.

But wouldn’t it be more effective to have an all-inclusive Cancer Awareness month?

Breast cancer gets its own month, color, catchphrases, definitely the most press and awareness. But what about pancreatic cancer? Lung cancer? Colon, prostate,liver?

I believe we should change October to Cancer Awareness month so that everyone can be encouraged by awareness for their battle, not just breast cancer.

I realize that it may be difficult to really do everything justice, but I really don’t get why this one cancer deserves so much of our attention when so many others are hardly talked about.

I don’t know, maybe these are just silly thoughts of mine. Comments?

Would You Kill Your Child?

“My baby is going to be born with (insert birth defect or illness here), so what’s the point? It will never live a normal life. Might as well put it out of it’s misery now.”

This is my least favorite argument for abortion.

Seriously.

What the heck?

I know this couple whose baby was born with some chronic illness. They did not abort her. If you asked them, I’m sure the thought never crossed their mind.

There’s this kid at work who has this super rare disease, like 40 people have it worldwide. He could develop cancer when he gets older. No one knows how to cure it. It’s dangerous. This kid is one of the sweetest kids at work and makes my day that much better. If his mom had known about this disease, do you think she should’ve aborted him? Of course not! He’s a wonderful kid and she adores him.

There’s a boy with Down syndrome at work. He may be difficult, but do you think his mom regrets the decision to let him live? Of course not.

That’s the thing. Life may not be easy all the time, but all these kids deserve to live. And they are. They do things like taekwan-do, dance, they go on vacations with their families, they go camping. They are wonderful little people.

That’s why that argument for abortion makes me so mad. I know quite a few kids with birth defects or illness and they are fantastic kids. You can’t tell me that’s a good reason to kill them off.

There’s my two cents on the matter.

The Customary New Years Post

I liked 2014. I really did. But I’m looking forward to 2015.

First, about my past year.

It didn’t have the greatest start. My family found out my brother has something called ITP, a blood platelet deficiency.┬áBut soon enough Golden Boy and I were hanging out a lot, dance started, and work was going well.

I got the lead in my spring show and suddenly it was summer.

Summer brought about dates, dance shows, rain, and Mississippi.

My second summer at Ballet Magnificat was a wonderful experience. I went for the entire month of July. I met some fantastic people, met a goal, and learned a lot. While I was 5,000 miles away from home, my brother was sent to the hospital for his ITP.

It scared me, but I was blessed because I was surrounded by Christian women who comforted me while I wasn’t sure what was going on.

After Ballet Mag, I went home and got a job at the hotel Golden Boy works at. It’s a seasonal job, so I only worked for about a month and a half, but it was a great experience.

I started college classes and started teaching my own ballet class. My Christmas show went splendidly and the holidays have been wonderful.

It is now 2015 and frankly that frightens me. I’m going to graduate, I’m going to be an adult, and my little brother is going to be a teenager.

At the same time, I’m looking forward to being done with high school. I’m looking forward to working at the hotel again. I’m looking forward to becoming an aunt.

I’m happy right now, guys. I have a fantastic family, a wonderful boyfriend, and I still love dance and teaching.

My New Year’s resolution is to finish writing the second Time Brigade book. I’m halfway done, but it’s slow-going. I hope to reach more people with my blog as well.

Happy New Years, dear readers!! What are your resolutions?