Thursday, February 28, 2013

Girl Crushin': Hannah of Marvelous Mayhem

This week's girl-crush is another lady who I find to be incredibly inspiring. Hannah is a ray of sunshine in every person's life that she's in, and her beautiful smile and humor is positively contagious. I first met Hannah through her older sister Sarah, who has been a long time friend of mine, and since then have been able to follow along with her online, and I'm happy to share that she now also has a new blog. Hannah's been through a lot over the past few years, but you wouldn't know it with the huge smile that's always on her face. She's strong, she's kind, she's smart, she's gorgeous...the perfect recipe for a girl crush, wouldn't you agree? Thanks Hannah, for being a part of my blog today.

 

Name: Hannah Cobley
Blog: marvelous-mayhem.blogspot.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/hannimal

Something you should know about me: I was diagnosed with Leukemia a week before my 18th birthday and a month before I left for college.

How I fill my days: I wake up every morning not knowing how I’m going to feel that day. I still take oral chemotherapy, which cause severe migraines and nausea. So some days I wake up feeling great, and some days not so much.  On the good days, I am a part-time nanny to three little girls ages 7, 5, and 3 who I have been watching since the oldest was a baby. Currently I am in a cabaret at our local community college and take some classes there. I spend a lot of time with my awesome family just hanging out and being wacky. On the not so good days, I usually lay low. I stay home and read, blog, craft, paint my nails 18,000 times, watch old SNL episodes, and do homework!

What I'm currently working on: I have healed physically. The hard part is over, no more hospital stays or IV chemo. Now I am working on healing emotionally.  I am taking each day as it comes. I am working on not taking this whole experience so lightly and letting myself cry about it, which I haven’t done that much. I have had to go from a lifetime high point, to seemingly having the rug pulled out from under me. I still haven’t processed the whole thing, and I’m doing it one step at a time. I didn’t get a say in what happened to me, but I get a say in how I react to it.

Who or what inspires me: So many things and people inspire me! My parents inspire me to be the best possible version of myself. My sisters inspire me to be the best sister I can be. My beautiful and supportive friends inspire me to be my wacky self. Other kids at the hospital with cancer, my nurses, books by John Green, Kristen Wiig, happy people, writing, bloggers, music, DIY projects, and the list can go on and on!

3 current favorite blogs to read: Bleubird, A Beautiful Mess, and Earl Grey Blog!

12 comments:

  1. "I didn’t get a say in what happened to me, but I get a say in how I react to it" - This was a truly inspiring interview, something that brings your own struggles into perspective. She really seems amazing.

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    1. Agreed! That one line made me rethink my entire day!

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    2. Agreed with both of you! I admire her positive attitude and strength!
      I had a little hiccup in my week and well that completely puts things in perspective!

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    3. Totally agree you guys! It's been on my mind since I first read it last week. Hannah's amazing.

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  2. Hannah- you are so beautiful! And truly inspiring! Thank you so much for brightening up my day :)

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  3. I've read a little bit of her blog before. So incredibly inspiring. Such a strong and beautiful woman! Crushing for sure!

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  4. I've been there and agree that it was my head that needed healing afterwards, your body does it all by itself! Do things that inspire you, that make you laugh and give yourself time to breathe. Best wishes for the future sweet x Hannah x

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  5. Okay I love this feature, regardless of my feelings on the name ;).
    But I do love finding new people and hearing about great ladies out there. This has almost filled the spot in my heart your tattoo feature left behind!

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    1. Oh Clare! This makes my day! Almost is good enough for me! :)

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  6. I used to paint my nails all the time when my energy was low. Manicures & movies all the time!

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