Updated: Apr 29
Times of transformation (like illness or divorce) can reveal to you what you really want, forcing you to ask, "How do I want to live differently?" Do you really want to be living in fear, afraid of taking risks? Do you still want to be at this same job in 10yrs?
Having hope for the future can fuel you, and this may look like making plans with friends or travel plans even when plagued with uncertainty.
You can feel really lost after cancer treatments. You've changed, your body has changed, you go through grief and even anger at your body for betraying you BUT, you deserve to thrive. Tell yourself IT IS TIME.
If you're feeling lost, find something you're finally good at, whether it's podcasting, doing art, cooking, anything. It will empower you.
When you get a new medical diagnosis, do not google it. Find a support group that resonates with you, even if it's virtual. Know it's okay to not be positive all the time. You don't have to be the brave cancer patient. You can be the scared one
Listen to what your body is telling you and trust your intuition. No job is worth risking your health.
Think back to a job where you were happy and valued. Think about what it was you enjoyed the most. Ask yourself how you can get back to some of those things.