Just like that, April is coming to an end and I have no idea what day in quarantine we’re in. But I really do hope you all are taking good care of yourselves and finding time to put yourselves and your families first.
This month was special to me as it was the very last month of my cancer treatment. The sense of relief I felt was overwhelming, and as sad as I am that I cannot celebrate the way I would have loved to, with my treatment being over, I am beyond grateful that I beat cancer. I’d like to thank my family, friends and Trillium Health Partners for the extreme support during my entire journey. It’s challenging that although I beat cancer, I now have to worry about COVID-19 and make sure that I am taking the precautionary measures not to contact it. Do you ever feel like you just can’t catch a break sometimes? I hear you.
I am adjusting to being forced to stay home without a choice as opposed to the flexibility I had in terms of movement as I was undergoing chemotherapy. There’s a difference. Going through all the cancer treatments since October, it was in my best interest to rest my body and stay home as much as possible. However, I was still able to meet with family and leave my house whenever I felt the need to. Then, I was really looking forward to normalcy, yet now, normal is completely different. Now that I am done with all treatments, I’m having to adjust to something that’s hindering. It’s hard not being able to spend quality time with my family and friends as my immune system is compromised. I feel like I didn't survive cancer to die by COVID and it’s terrifying because with a compromised immune system, I am at a much higher risk.
Yet in all this, I am super thankful for life. I say this because one of my friends recently buried her dad. Both her parents contacted COVID and her mom survived it, but unfortunately, her dad didn’t. So heartbreaking. And it’s times like these that even though we as a world are collectively facing tough times, that we are there for those we love, as some are going through it more than the rest of us. But know that we’ll get through this.
On a more positive note, this month I felt a great sense of accomplishment as I was able to pivot my business and host my first ever virtual event. With only less than two weeks of advertising, there were over 200 registrants from 7 different countries. Can you believe that? Amazing! I felt accomplished because with everything going on, I was still able to find a way to host an event and provide information that people needed. In addition, it was also an honour to be nominated for both the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award and WXN: Canada’s Most Powerful Women.
Other than that, I’ve been at home watching a lot of Netflix like Money Heist and Tiger King, which by the way are both television gold. I’d like to hear what you’re watching so feel free to suggest shows that you think I'd like to watch.
Until next time.