Hi, I’m Alex. I’m a serious, impatient, yet often silly woman in my mid 30s, currently living in the pacific northwest. I was living my dreams– married to the love of my life, mother to 2 beautiful children, a stimulating and rewarding career (I’m a pediatrician at a children’s hospital) … my life has been busy and that’s how I’ve always liked it. The idea for a blog has been bouncing around for years — but I’ve always been too busy. “Between the busy” was what I had planned to call my blog from the beginning … I do everything between everything else.
But, then — on 4/26/19 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and life has changed dramatically. My independence and self-assurance are now translucent, when they used to be concrete. My family and my community have rallied to lift me up, helping me move forward one step at a time, one foot in front of the other. But, now things are moving with a dual speed– lightning fast and yet incredibly slow… and as I find myself sitting and waiting with my thoughts, I figured it would be a good time to write them down.
I don’t want this to be a “brain tumor blog,” but it will have some of that. Like everything I do, this won’t just one thing. It will be a window that I can open when it gets too stuffy in here, that I can wave out through to the world, and another way I can fulfill my need to stay busy.
A quick disclaimer: Yes, I am a board certified pediatrician, a medical doctor. However, this blog represents my personal musings on my experiences. This blog is NOT offering any medical advice whatsoever. I am also NOT looking for advice on anything I am writing about unless I specifically ask. Thank you for reading.