I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Years Eve! I studied...big surprise.

2008 was actually a really good year for me.
  • I graduated from law school.
  • My sister had my niece.
  • I turned 30 in NYC.
  • I met some wonderful people & friends
  • I spent time with old friends
  • I went to the Dominican Republic
  • Went to St. Augustine ( I highly suggest you go if you have never been)
  • I got clear PET scans
  • Had a newspaper article written about my battle with cancer
  • Started Get The Bean
  • Started GTB Fights Cancer
  • Started Spirit Jump
Theres much more but my point is, its been a good year. Yes there was bad and I don't need to give the bad the privilege of being written down. But, I do not look at New Years as a promise of better times. I have seen some very bad times and now I understand that good times are always there, you just need to be conscious of them.

Celebrate the New Year but remember that there will be good and bad. It is your job to give life to the good and battle against the bad.


Mrs. Realife said...

I LOVE St. Augustine... was there just last week before heading to Orlando for some Disney fun :)

Congrats on a great year!


Ash said...

Wow - what a year for you!

I hope 2009 brings even more good times. Happy New Year!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Happy New Year!

Sandra said...

Happy 2009 to you and yours!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!!! Hope that your year has the positive outcome like last year had!


Unknown said...

Happy New Year!!

I hope 2009 is just as prosperous. I like the spirit jumper banner. I would love to add one to my blog.

oº˚ Homeschool Mom˚ºo said...

Happy New Years!

MO said...

Happy New Year Meaghan! May 2009 bring you tons of joy, love, peace, & happiness.


Ritch in Love said...

Well said woman!! Thank you for your inspiring actions!

AngiDe said...

Hey Happy Be-lated New Year! Hope you have a healthy and good 2009!

"Nana's Box"

Mary said...

congrats on all your incredible accomplishments - and you're still a baby !!

I, too, have survived - this was my first Holiday in a few with hair and without chemo -WOOHOO
Best to you in the new year

Sandi said...

We have much in common. Though there has been the bad of course there is a lot of good and I had clear PET scans in 2008 too so all in all I won't complain!

Anonymous said...


I just came across your blog and am a fellow Nova Law alumni (May '07)and am now a member of the New York and Federal bars. Your story is very inspirational and I am very happy for you. You must have been very proud at graduation. While the bar will be tough, it sounds like it will be a cake walk compared to what you have already been through.

Best of luck.

University of Iowa Meg said...

What a year!!!!! I should list my happy things for 2008- coz there ARE a lot :) Happy 2009- it will be EVEN better!

Faylor St.Hilaire said...

Happy New Year!

I read your story in the Miami Herald, especially given you graduated from Nova. I'm going there now for my MBA. Well, I am glad your doing fine.


"...If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will [have immortality]." - Romans 10:10

penguinsandladybugs said...

Wow, what a year for you! Here's to an even better 2009 (sound of two coffee mugs clinking). Found you on SITS....look forward to getting to know you better!

Anonymous said...

you are a phenomenal young woman, meghan! 2009 is going to be filled with more successes and triumphs! thank you for the hard work you're doing to raise awareness and support for such a yucky disease. we need your voice.