“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith” -Margaret Shepard
Before I get into the true body of this post, let me start off by giving you a little bit of a background story. Back when I was 4 years old, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Of course being 4 years old, I was pretty oblivious to the chaos that was happening around me. I didn’t know how much my mother was suffering, nor was I aware of the toll that it took on my family. All I remember is the day my father and I took a plush toy to my mother at the hospital (which I would later know was the day post operation) and I saw her getting up from her hospital bed smiling at me. Thankfully my mother survived and she has been cancer free since then. Nonetheless, it is something that haunts me since cancer pretty much runs in my family.
This leads me to the next part of my story. About a month ago I was a mere hair consultant at an extension shop which I have been working at for 2 years. I had enjoyed my job but as the company culture changed it quickly formed into a rut for me. The most rewarding part of my job had always been helping chemo patients, as that always hit close to home for me. It was rewarding to see them with a smile on their face, and that for that time I spent helping I was able to give them hope, reassurance, happiness, and lift some worry off their shoulders. At the time, little did I know that I would soon have the opportunity to do something greater.
I had formed a close relationship with Deborah, and one day she offered me a position at Hair With A Cause. I didn’t see it coming, but I am so grateful it did. Now I have an opportunity to make a greater impact in hair recovery for women going through chemotherapy. I took a leap of faith and accepted the opportunity to join. There wasn’t a clear agenda, but I came in with passion and motivation to make a difference.
I suppose my point is, life is filled with uncertainty. Sometimes the best decision you can make is take a leap of faith, trust that everything will turn out fine, and take the opportunity for change. Here’s me saying hello and empowering all of you to take a chance!
With much love,
Owner of Hair With A Cause Hair Recovery Treatment Center