This Girl Is On Fire

21 Feb

Dancing on the streets of Paris with a breakdance crew

Dancing on the streets of Paris with a breakdance crew

I have a friend that I see every now and then. She is the person who always has a book to recommend or an author or a new song; not a fiction book, some type of inspirational or self-help book, but never cheesy. She always has great advice, not too pushy, and the way she comes across, with her added expressions, never ceases to crack me up! She’s actually hysterical and no matter what mood I’m in, I leave laughing. Anyhow, I saw her recently and of course she opens with ‘I just read this great book’ (uh huh, I’m already smiling) ‘It was written by this incredibly strong woman’…’All right’, I say as I take out a piece of paper to write name and author, like always…’Maybe you’ve heard of it, it’s called ‘My Lipstick Journey Through Cancer’ by Anna Warner’. Me…blank stare back. Then she stares at me square in the eyes and says ‘that’s right, she’s in there, bring her back.’ Believe it or not, that small gesture touched me deep in my soul and I started to feel that fire again (cue the theme from Rocky). Who am I? I’m a girl who auditioned for a show 3 times before finally getting on, I fought cancer 3 times also, I pushed through a science degree when all I wanted to do was sing and dance, and when people said I couldn’t, I did all I could to prove them wrong. Heck yeah, I’m a fighter.

There have also been a lot of opportunities recently that have popped up. I was asked by an artist and vocal coach from Atlanta if she could use my story as part of her Vocal Workshop, of course, thank you Heather! A national cancer organization has also asked me to speak and share my story at a national meeting for young physicians. On top of that, coming soon is an event near and dear to my heart, the annual Voice Day celebration that my physician puts together, and I am still fortunate to be able to sing and be a part of that special day. This week I also met up with a couple old co-workers and it was really great. I am so incredibly grateful for all of my experiences, good and bad, but mostly for all the people who God has weaved in and out of my life and journey at exactly the right time. I love you all. ‘She got both feet on the ground, And she’s burning it down. She got her head in the clouds,And she’s not backing down. This girl is on fire…~ Girl on Fire,Alicia Keys

Today I wear an old favorite, Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Brandi. These lipglosses are not sticky at all and make your lips tingle a little. I love the color Brandi because it adds kind of a deep berry shade to my lips while still being a little sheer. Check out the box it comes in…yeah, this girl is on fire…watch out! Cheers!


8 Responses to “This Girl Is On Fire”

  1. Jo Heroux February 21, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    That’s my girl! I knew you’d fire up sooner rather than later! Big hugs and big ❤️

    • Anna February 21, 2014 at 10:58 pm #

      Thanks Jo! Clawing my way back!

  2. Catherine February 22, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Both you and your friend are fantastic. Fire up!

    • Anna February 22, 2014 at 8:55 am #

      Thanks Catherine!!!

  3. Tim Wheeler February 22, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    That’s the only Anna I know.

    • Anna February 22, 2014 at 10:54 am #

      Thanks Tim, just made me cry. Sometimes it only takes one sentence…thank you again.

  4. ls J February 22, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    You go girl……There’s nothing wrong in having a breakdown every once in awhile. But get that fire stirring & then get back up. Sounds like you’re not igniting but full blown on fire.


    • Anna February 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

      Thanks Linda! Yup, on fire….hoping it lasts a good long time!!

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