Monday night in class we had a great leadership lecture! It sparked a fire inside me and I’ve done some thinking. Actually, a lot of thinking. Today is the day that I start becoming a better advocate for women and their health care. Today is the day that I start learning of more ways to educate women AND men about the risks of HPV. I have a lot on my plate already working full time and going to school full time but….
I’m tired of sitting back and saying “Oh, one day I’ll do this. Or, I better wait to do this.” I am DONE waiting around. I have spent two plus years fighting for my life and I think that’s enough waiting. I have made the decision to attend the Cervical Cancer (Cervivor School) in West Palm Florida in June. It’s true, I don’t have and won’t have a whole lot of money but this is the opportunity I have been “waiting” for. I need this for my leadership skills more than anything and it is only going to improve my skills in the near future when I start working with the oncology field. It is my goal to become an licensed oncology social worker who provides therapy to cancer patients and their families.
I spent some of my money I had set back for bills for the registration fee. I’ll probably have a panic attack later, I usually do, but I’ll get over it because I will be rewarded being in the presence of hundreds of cervivors and hearing their stories. It is through networking that we gain more experience! I look forward to this school! If you will consider donating a couple bucks to help my journey to leadership, I would be forever grateful and will be giving back to the community ten fold.