I’ve been so busy living my surreal life that I forgot about a few milestones in the past week! They were real turning points, I cannot believe I forgot these.
First, April 14, 2005, I was laid off from my previous job. Looking back, it was a change I really needed. The company was going through many changes and ended up filing bankruptcy. I was fortunate to find a position that has proven to be a better fit with my skills and interests and I am motivated by the many opportunities in the future.
Four days later we visited MD Anderson Hospital in Houston. Prepared to be there for nine full days, we left the afternoon of the initial meeting with the medical staff. We left Houston very disappointed.
Looking back, these two “steps backward” pushed me forward a million steps and counting. Someone (?) once said, “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”. The truth of this statement has lived in me every single day since we left Houston.