“While facing challenges and going through adverse situations are common human experiences, the ability of some people to survive, even thrive despite adversity is impressive. Individuals considered as “resilient” manage to react in a positive and harmonious manner when difficulties arise, and adopt behaviours that enable them to reframe setbacks as opportunities for growth.”
Embracing Resilience – Catherine Morin May 28, 2018
So here’s the deal . In December 2021, I miraculously turned a corner and recovered from Covid after 18 months of misery .
For four months, I enjoyed a life of bliss . I felt energetic , joyful and first and foremost grateful for the gift of health and wellness . I was able to cross country ski and even started running again. Life was good . So good that in March , I decided to reignite my love for patient care and signed up to volunteer in our local palliative care unit . I was in my glory . It felt wonderful to finally be in a position where I could help others in need.
Alas, my situation changed and during my third shift on the unit, I was exposed to Covid. The following week I tested positive . Dang it .
I must admit the last three weeks have been challenging .
Although I am still not fully recovered , I refuse to go down the “deep dark hole” I’ve referred to in the past . There are days when I want to pull the covers over my head but every day, I make a conscious choice to rise and shine .
The Tsunami has struck again but this time round I have a ton of resources to tap into . I’m putting everything I’ve learned these past two years to the “test” , so to speak .
I can honestly say that I have moved effortlessly beyond the fear response and am learning to embrace uncertainty .
Life is good and I am grateful for and accept what is .
In the coming weeks as I continue to recover from the nasty , I will share some wonderful discoveries that have helped me keep the boat afloat .
Until next time ,