5 Years since I got a second chance at life
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This past weekend marked five years since I got a second chance to live my life to the fullest. Five years ago I was in the critical care unit having life saving surgery on my heart. My heart and both lungs were filled with fluid caused by Lupus. I did not know that I had Lupus until about three months later. Before all of this had happened I was working crazy hours at a job that caused me to have a severe amount of stress. I didn't have time to think about what I really wanted to do or how I wanted a much more rewarding life. This situation caused me to stop and take a look at how out of control my life was at that time. I had plenty of time to think laying in that bed! I did not waste any time. I decided to take the doctors advice to take time off from work to recover and take care of myself. I never went back and I don't regret making that decision. Instead, I put myself and my family first for a change. I made sure that I took better care of myself. Once I started to feel better, I started taking a look at my goals and dreams. I learned alot about myself. For the first time in my life I felt like I knew myself and who I really was. I started to take courses on goal setting and cleaning up my clutter. Funny thing is when I started doing that I started to clear up a lot ot the emotional clutter. I discovered my passion to become a life coach.
My life is totally different now than it was five years ago. Most people would see this as a tragedy. I saw it as a wake up call. I may not have liked the pain and suffering I went through but in the end I found the light.