I have had many wonderful experiences as a result of getting breast cancer.
I have done things I would never have imagined doing before: jumping out of a plane at the age of 50, gaining a master’s in spiritual psychology at 51, taking part in a dragon boat race, entering a triathlon and running my ﬁrst marathon at 53.
But I no longer spend my life rushing around.
Today I realise that it doesn’t matter how fast I am to the ﬁnishing line. What matters is the joy of learning new things along the way, and supporting others in the process.
I have regarded all my career decisions as an opportunity for personal development, as part of a learning process.
But it was even more important to me to be in a better position to help others. The same goes for my time as a
Care Consultant for Anita International: I simply enjoyed working with wonderful people and doing what I could for them.
Henry David Thoreau once said: “It’s not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: what are we busy about?” So I try to make decisions that are consistent with what I want to achieve in life.