Anyone who tells you they can see the future is wrong. You truly just do not know where your life with take you or how you will get there until you are there.
Your career with ebb and flow, opportunities will come and go, but the important things are universal. You want to have your life go a certain way - you want to pick the career that will make you "happiest" but sometimes that is not the career you get. You want to get married and have children but sometimes, that does not happen. You want to buy a house and be able to retire at a certain age but again, it does not always happen.
What does always happen is what is meant to happen. For me, that was working full time for this school year as a teacher while fighting breast cancer.
Yeah, did not see that one coming. At all.
That is the beauty of life. I still get so many people visiting The Next Step (over 2000 per week!) and following me on social media, although I have my social media pretty much automated at this point. I still have my books and content available and people are learning from me even though what I have learned these past 7 months has been beyond teaching.
If you know someone who is battling cancer, give them a hug for me. If you are battling cancer, keep fighting and never give up.
As you move forward in your life and your career, remember the important things. As I take my sick time and focus on getting healthy, I know I will never be the same. The things that stressed me in the past are now just a joke. The impetus I have had in my career and my small business are now just all focused on getting healthy and finding my new path, my next step. When I am no longer in treatment and ready to work again, what will that work be? I do now know what it will be or where it will be but I know I have my 4 books out there and my countless blog posts sharing my advice and tips / tools to take your next step. I will at some point figure out what that next step means for me and when I do, you know I will share it.
In the interim, check out www.thetimebetweenis.weebly.com.
Lisa Vento Nielsen