Celebrating My Heart Story

Live each day fully.

Laugh loudly.

Love deeply.

When your life is nearly cut short these words run even deeper. Today marks SIX years since I survived cardiac arrest. I was in an exercise class and collapsed. The owner of the boutique fitness studio kept teaching [for quite a while] telling someone to call my husband to come get me. I was struggling to breathe and incredibly grateful every day for the woman in the class that was a dr. and recognized what was happening and got an ambulance there for me. The owner was not CPR certified, did not have an AED or a first aid kit with baby aspirin. nothing. If she hadn’t been there I wouldn’t be here. I’m sure of that. It took multiple shocks to bring me back. I’ll never be the same but I am incredibly grateful every single day.

The last six years have been a journey with various cardiac events each year. You can read more of my story here.

Today, my husband and I are celebrating my life. Hopeful that this will be the year that I will stay out of the hospital [so many better things to spend that deductible on, right?!] These last six years have been very challenging and incredibly amazing all at the same time. I’m enjoying all the design opportunities that have come my way beyond excited for what the next year has in store for me! And I am reminded each day that life is a gift, every single minute of it. So, join me today in celebrating life! Laugh a little louder, do something that matters and hold your loved ones close!

Thank you for being a part of my days and cheers to many many more!