This week I started working again! After the tough 2018, with the surgeries, treatments and the long sick leave, it is great to be well enough to return to working life.
I was fortunate to have three different roles to choose between, and I decided to run a sales strategy project. I need to start gradually and listen to my body. The treatments I have been through have for sure taken a toll. I do not know if or how I will react, but first and foremost I feel strong and I am definitely motivated. The biggest challenge for me will be to limit my working time to the 25%, that my doctor recommends starting with. I know myself and when I get into something I like and am passionate about, I tend just to go on, wanting to finish and complete the task. Time for recovery, physical training and other fun and joyful things, like time with my family and saxophone playing are imperative for me. I am still in the post cancer build-up phase, and need to take care of myself. Therefore, self-awareness and clear priorities where my health comes first, second and third are key, when starting working again.
I have taken a big step forward, and I am happy to be back to work!
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