About Janine

A school counsellor with an amazing husband, three wonderful kids and a mixed-breed puppy with serious exercise needs, planning vacations and time at the cabin and working on some new writing projects – this was 42 year-old me just a couple of months ago.

Then, colorectal cancer came to call, and things slowed down. I had appointments and treatments and surgery and lots of learning to do. I’m figuring out how to balance physical recuperation and emotional well-being. I’m spending time just being a mom and a wife and a daughter and a sister and a friend – enjoying the company of those I care about.

And I’m writing. A lot. Writing restores me, makes me feel like me again.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. This is a new forum for me and I’m really excited about it.

Maybe you, too, are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. It’s overwhelming and scary, but it’s not the end.

Remember… cancer happens, life continues, find your balance.

6 thoughts on “About Janine

  1. Beautifully said Janine! Love your attitude and strength…you are an inspiration to all..keep writing ..we’ll keep reading! 😘😘

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  2. A very inspirational read Janine! Prayerful wishes for a speedy recovery with great energy that will take you to the Beauty Spot of the North!

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  3. Janine & Family, love reading your blog! Way to go!
    You remind me of Christopher Robin…“You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and Smarter than you think.”
    Things will get better!
    Hugs & Kisses to you & your beautiful, supportive family
    XXXOOO

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