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August 20, 2012 was my 4-year cancerversary, and to celebrate that miraculous milestone, while simultaneously kicking off the countdown to my fab 5-year cancerversary/not-a-chemo-cocktail-party BASH, same bat time next year, I started this video blog of a year of living sincerely. It’s in honor of my beautiful friend Vanessa and her www.thelivesincerelyproject.com. Check it out to learn more about V, her excellent adventure of living sincerely—despite having had to literally fight for her life against stage 4 breast cancer mets to her brain. Damn cancer. I hate it. But I love V, and so will you. Come be inspired with me. I dare ya to take the plunge and take the live sincerely pledge. Cheers, love, and here’s to living sincerely, y’all!

MASK

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This is a #fbf to a superpower freaky Friday I had two weeks ago, in which I did a superkaPOWer scary thing and go up ON A STAGE at a storytelling event in Cincinnati. The event was produced by my friends at Rebel Storytellers. These BESPOKEN events are seriously one of the funnest night’s out in #Cincy. (Save the date: the next BESPOKEN event is January 15, 2016!) The storytellers (and the band) (also there is improv) all riff on a 4-letter word. Previous words have been: KISS last Valentines Day, HERO this past summer, and MASK was the one we just did the week before Halloween. None of the storytellers know what any of the other storytellers are riffing about. It’s pretty magical how it all fits together and unfolds.

Here’s a selfie I took from the stage to remember that time I channeled my inner #littlebravetoaster and did a superkaPOWer scary thing. (As you can see some of those scary peeps are obvi zombies getting ready to jump the stage…or break out the thriller dance;)

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Here’s a video the hubcap made of my MASK story:

Click HERE to read my MASK story. So superpower STOKED to have it up on my friend Jen Pastiloff’s most uber fab Manifest-Station!

To sum up: doing scary things ROCKS!

My next BIG scary thing is the #Route66 marathon/world’s shortest ultra in Tulsa later this month. I signed up before I got sidelined during August and September, when I had to have Operation #outdamngolfball #golfballectomy #hysterectomy #oopherectomy #wholeshebangectomy surgery. I feel like I’m back at least 75%—which is way better than when I wondered if I would ever be able to run again without my insides falling out! I ran the #cincinnati #queenbee #halfmarathon a few weeks ago to gauge where I was in the #comeback process, and whether or not I thought I could/should go for the full at Tulsa’s epic #route66marathon. My conclusion is: #ithinkican #tulsaorbust #okiedokie. It may not be the fastest or prettiest marathon in the world, but the finish line and obvi the BLING will still taste superpower yummy! I will run, walk, CRAWL to it if I have to! #turtlepower #slowandsteadyeatsthebling #cowabunga! And also obvi, I’ll be instagramming it UP! So make sure you follow me there @joulesevans if you wanna get some kicks on Route 66 by taking a virtual run on #themotherroad with me!

What’s a scary thing you’ve done recently and what’s the next scary thing on tap for you? Post below. #ithinkyoucantoo!

Sticks, Stones, & Rubberbands #word

A year of living sincerely. Episode 274. I made this one last week, on my #lucky7 year cancerversary, but #chemobrain and also #squirrel…i forgot to post it. A reflection on the power of words and how freaking lucky I am to still be standing. Here. Now.

pfffts the word!

A Year of Living Sincerely. Episode 273. In which I have a fartblaster kinda day and decide to pass it on aka “How to enter to win your own fartblaster”. Here’s the link to my book: SHAKEN NOT STIRRED…A CHEMO COCKTAIL on Amazon. To celebrate my #lucky7 year cancerversary, the Kindle version is FREE this looooonng and cheers-y-est of weekends of 8/20-8/24. Please help me flip off cancer by downloading/sharing/writing a reveiw and I’ll choose a random winner next week! Here’s the link to my book. Cheers and all the love, joules

Gonna fly now.

A Year of Living Sincerely. Episode 272. In which I bust outta the hospital after my surgery! #OperationOutDamnGolfBall #FORE! #imarunnernotagolfer #postcardfrommysurgery

1 Runner Grrrl 2 Feet 3 States on the 4th

A Year of Living Sincerely. Episode 271. Here’s what I did last summer. Last July 4th. I was on my epic #roadtrippinroute66 #bucketlist roadtrip. And I ran the Kansas leg. Which is 13.1 miles. From Missouri through Kansas to Oklahoma! I was running 6 halfs last year to celebrate 6 years cancer free and this was one of them! Best July 4th EVER!

Racing Stripes and Dragonflies

A Year of Living Sincerely. Episode 270. Getting ready, getting set, getting stripes for this weekend’s Run Under The Stars All Night Endurance Run in Paducah, Kentucky. Getting a little advice and cheerleading from my little warrior sister Yosselin the Awesome and her brother Freddy the Photobomber. Hoping to check off a major bucket list goal and finish a full marathon over the course of the night. With such a crazy cool tribe of peeps like this cheering me on I’m feeling pretty lucky and super pumped! I’m running this race by myself but I’m running for Team Dragonfly! Especially Super Riley and Izzy Pop who are both rock stars in hard places right now. Please pray with me for them! Also I will be wearing the names of all my cancer peeps on my shirt so if you’d like to take a walk on the wild side with me, on my shirt, lemme know. #ididitfordragonfly @dragonflycinci

All in a Daze Move

A Year of Living Sincerely. Episode 269. Some clips from moving day at the Evanshire. Especially for Amanda aka @anafterwave aka @loonydaray, since she couldn’t be there/do that. It’s obvi a little lengthy for posterity sake. Cuz I wanted to capture ALL the memories. #postcardfrommovingdaze

Ripple Effect

A Year of Living Sincerely. Episode 268. Part 3 in a series of interviews I did with my friend Emily Kimball about the documentary she’s making about ordinary peeps doing every day but extraordinary things to combat human traficking. Part 1 was an interview with Emily about the history of the film. Part 2 was an interview with a sweet little girl named Vanessa about a lemonade stand she had to fight human traficking and help support the making of the documentary: Heart. Beats. Slavery.

Where the streets have no name

A Yeaer of Living Sincerely. Episode 267. Last summer I got to check off one of my fave bucket list item TWICE. Catching a sunset at Joshua Tree National Park while breaking bread and sipping wine and listening to U2’s Joshua Tree album. A pretty epic conclusion to an equally epic road trip with my friend Isis Charise, photographer of The Grace Project. As we have just returned from another Grace Project roadtrip—this time of the Midwest—I thought it was time for another Joshua Tree moment. This one’s for Isis. Check out the Grace Project at http://the-grace-project.org. Follow our #postcardsfromthegraceprojectontheroad adventures as we chase more sunsets, a little Tequila, and Isis’s goal to photograph 800 breast cancer survivors across the country. Why 800? Because that is how many women are diagnosed #everydamnday. And also cuz #fuckcancer.