Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Another Life.

It's been awhile.

Why? A lot has been going on in my life that last 4-5 months. I was uninspired to write. I was living to work. I was trying to do too much. I wasn't doing enough. I was losing weight without reason––or so I thought. I had death in the family which has led to more problems within the family. And on, and on and on.

During this tumultuous time, I decided to look for another job. Because I didn't have enough to think of or decide. It's my personality to think I can conquer the world––even before the two cancers––and take on anything and everything. I'm self-aware but also an optimist at heart. I believe that's what guided me through cancer twice.

This time in my job search, I took a different approach. I would tell people I'm a cancer survivor. I didn't do that my first job search after the cancer diagnosis and treatment. I thought corporate America couldn't/didn't/wouldn't understand that my cancer journey has made me BETTER. So I went ahead and told people. And it was liberating. It was a "hey, this is me and I have a different perspective on life." It also told me how comfortable or uncomfortable they would be working with me in the future.

It also gave me a wonderful opportunity––I have a new job that I love. Or to put it another way, I have another life.

And a new outlook.