Today was kind of a big day for me. I went to work in person for the first time. I went to one of the biggest events for our department, our annual golf outing. I hadn’t seen anyone I worked with in about a year. I was nervous. I’ve been out and have no idea what was going on.
If there’s one area I need improvement on its being more social so this was an event that required that. And I went, stayed longer than I thought I would and had a good time.
I met a few people I would be working with as there have been a lot of changes since I’ve been out. I met some athletes that came. I helped tell the athletes what to do once they got to the outing.
But most importantly I soaked it in. I’m back. I’m finally back. It’s been just about a year and I’m finally back at work. I may be in a new role but thankfully I’m in the same department and I’m going to do my best to adjust to this new position as best and as quickly as I can.
I’m past the initial shock of losing my job. I’m past the hurt that someone else can just take my job because I’m sick and there’s nothing I can do.
I’m alive, I’m cancer free and hope and pray it stays that way and I still have a job with the benefits I need to help keep me here.
As one doctor told me, this year is all about survival. I did that. Now it’s time to thrive. Now it’s time to take on this new challenge and opportunity and make the most of it.
I enjoyed being out on this picture perfect fall day at a beautiful golf course. I enjoyed the opportunity to socialize with coworkers many who I did not know and with athletes. I enjoyed the moment.
The golf outing is a big fundraiser and event for our department but it was also a big step for me today. I will slowly continue to ease into work and into my new role. It’s a new chance and new opportunity for which I am very grateful, just as I am so grateful and blessed to have this second opportunity at life.
Today I let it all sink in and how much it meant to be there. I have been through so much since I last worked in person and to finally be back is one of my final hurdles in my return to normal. I’ve barely cleared the hurdle but I’m on my way on the track. If I can get through all I got through this past year, I can figure out this new job and adjust to work again.
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