369 Days: A Blessing In Disguise

In May 2009, I had a heart attack.  While 8 years have passed, there are times when it seems like yesterday.  Then I reflect of what transpired after that cardiac event, and how those events have left a mark on my life, as well as the lives of loved ones and friends.

The heart attack, and the subsequent losses that took place over the 369 Days, are a blessing to me.

Yes, I'm thankful it happened.  

I was on a path to self-destruction.  I was burning the candle at three ends, which means I wasn't taking care of myself, and I wasn't putting my needs over the needs of work, and life.

If that cardiac event didn't happen, there's definitely a good chance that I would not be here today, writing this blog post.  I'd be long dead by now.  My artery was 90% blocked at one part, and 60% blocked at another part.  Over time that would have been closer to 100%, and based on that artery, chances for survival would be very low.

It was the ultimate wake-up call.  It forced me to STOP.  

Over the past 8 years, I've (slowly) learned to approach life differently.  The things and situations that I let impact me, I've thankfully created boundaries where those issues no longer affect me.

Easier said than done.  

Did I make these changes instantly?  Not at all.  I'm still making changes.  I'm further along than I was earlier this year.  Next year, I'll be further along than I am now.  I keep growing to improve myself.

Boundaries are crucial my friends.  (Re)Learn them.  Reach out to me so I can help you find your individualized boundaries plan.

Be well!


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