Thursday, January 13, 2011

My crazy life...

You may be asking where I have been.  Well, there are a couple of answers to that.

First off, as the one-year anniversary of my surgery quickly approaches, my life has become less centered on my surgery.  I eat how I eat, I work out regularly, and every once and a while something strikes me as interesting.  

That is when I write.  

Or at least jot it down to write about later.  This system is good and bad, but now that the stress of the holidays is over, hopefully I should be able to focus.  In the next few weeks, I'm really hoping to be able to write more. 

The past few weeks have also been a bit of a hard time for my family and me.  The week before Christmas, my Uncle Nick passed away after a long battle with heart disease and diabetes.  He was one of the strongest men I knew and one of my biggest cheerleaders through this surgery.  It was devastating. 

I loved him so much and miss him terribly.  Even though I wish he was still here, I know he suffered so much and is in a better place now.  But, no matter how many times I say that to myself, It doesn't make it any easier to get over his loss.  

So, this year I decided to run a 5k this year for diabetes research in my uncle’s name.  (I figure it will help me be less afraid of running it and keep me from putting it off)  I’m still trying to find one close by, so if any of you know of one in MA, please let me know!  More to come on that, so I’ll keep you posted.

Lastly, and on a completely happier note, I have officially met someone.  I know…crazy, right?  But the story how we met is even crazier. 

Who is he?  Well, he is one of my cousin’s best friends.  Yes…my cousin…the son of my uncle who just passed away.  We met at the funeral. 

Well...sort of.  

He spied me there and asked my cousin about me.  (Him actually hitting on me at a funeral would have been a way better story, but alas…he is a gentleman)  We got in touch a few days after and since then we have pretty much seen each other every day.  It's been amazing.

Was it coincidence?  Was it fate?  Really, I don't know.  But whatever the reason, I know that my uncle had a part in it.  

You guys, this guy is awesome and for some crazy reason he really seems to adore me!  I wish I could go into more detail, but I’ll just leave it at that.  Things seem to be moving quickly and we are seeing where it goes, but I’m fairly confident that I am at least in for a long-term relationship with a fantastic guy.  I couldn’t be happier.

SO, as you can see, my past few weeks have really had their ups and downs…but I've survived it all and now I can hopefully keep you guys better updated.  And when it feels right, I promise that I’ll introduce you to this mystery guy!  

Until then, I feel a lot of “dating after surgery” related posts in the future.  Be excited.  : ) 


  1. Kristen, I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to read the updates! I've been watching you for quite a while and am so amazed at your change and growth. You're so beautiful! And to be honest, you're the only person that has ever made me consider getting the surgery (badly needed). Thank you for keeping us posted on your progress.

  2. Where is the picture of the boyfriend?