It’s been a year of unexpected events, uncertainty, and pure relief for me.
It was quite unexpected that what was diagnosed as a broken ankle, ended up being a tumor.
The docs and labs were uncertain for weeks as to what type of tumor had hollowed out the bone in my ankle.
Then it was pure joy to pick up the phone on a Friday afternoon to hear that the tumor was not cancerous.
There were many other highs and lows.
My cousin Brad was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He had side effects to the chemo that had some of the top docs in Boston confused.
I saw him a few months ago and he looked fabulous. I had to hold myself back from squeezing him too hard while we hugged.
Another cousin, Mike, also was diagnosed with cancer. Mike and his family raise money for cancer every year in memory of their mother who died from it several years ago.
Mike also kicked cancer’s ass!
We fell way behind on our mortgage payments. But the bank gave us a second chance and so far so good.
I’ve been struggling with my job. I’m not a salesman at heart. But I truly love sitting with people and listening to their stories. I love speaking in front of crowds.
I hate selling. I hate feeling like I am being pushy.
I’ve met a friend that I think can help me to expand my capabilities and push me towards higher goals. I’m thankful that we are working together.
Yes I’m stressed out over unpaid bills. I lose sleep and I wrack my brain for ideas on how to catch up.
I worry about my neighbor and where he’ll end up in the next few weeks or so.
I worry that my ankle is hurting me again and I’ll be going back for another round of tests to see if anything else is going on in there. But even then, it’s just a matter of going back in and having it removed.
I guess what I’m trying to say is to be thankful for what you have. Be good to your family and friends. Always do what you think is right. Follow your dreams. Follow your gut feeling. And everything else will fall into place.
I hope that Christmas Day finds you and your families healthy and happy.