Thanks for joining me! Please let me introduce myself! My name is Michelle. This is a photo of me before my life fell apart.
Then, I would have continued my introduction by saying, ‘I am a full time career woman and a proud mother’. I likely would have boasted about the hard work I’ve done throughout my 15 year career in the financial industry. How I’ve built a respectable reputation as a hard working, passionate professional. Through no fault of any employer, what I wouldn’t have told you about is the stress, anxiety, and my inability to maintain a healthy work/life balance. I’ve simply always put too much pressure on myself and in hindsight, am certain I suffered from some sort of anxiety disorder. This is a photo of me now.
It’s been 3 months since my hair started growing back from the chemotherapy I took after receiving a sudden and life-threatening diagnosis of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia in December 2017. I invite you to peruse my blog where you’ll learn about who I am and why, my life journey pre, during and post cancer. I am confident that, along the way, you will learn a thing or two to help you on your own journey as well. Whether that be as a fighter, a survivor, a caregiver, a supporter or just someone in pursuit of your higher self. Enjoy!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton