There’s something powerful about walking off the battlefield after facing life and death situations. Whether you’re the patient or the supporter, life after cancer is arguably never the same. Perspectives change. For me it was a desire to pursue. In all honesty, and baring all scars, there’s a constant reminder of a clicking talk once you’re faced with issues of mortality. Having been faced with those issues at the age of 12, I’ve lived my life constantly pursuing and following my instinct. There’s a quote from Thoreau that has been immortalized on mugs and wooden blocks in boutiques the world-over that I just love:
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
It captures the essence of how I’ve felt in life after cancer. Make each day count and pursue the life you’ve dreamed. That essence has informed my personal life and my career and in fact has led to a recent change in career for me. I’m excited to be joining a start up here in Minneapolis pursuing one of my dreams to get in on the ground floor and build something. I had a freelance agency in college and since then have learned a lot more about business, marketing and the nexus of management and motivation.
The relentless pursuit of your dreams. What’s your dream? What’s holding you back?