Tis the dawning of a new day…
To say I’m thrilled to be working again is an understatement.
It’s been 5 years since I was fired from 3 consecutive jobs in Victoria, BC which led me down a path of self-discovery and a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. A few years went by where I wasn’t able to work, when often times I wasn’t sure I would make it, trying to discover what combination of meds would stabilize me the best. That took over a year alone to figure out. Then 2 years of a challenging diploma program and here I am today, at the starting line of a whole new career and life.
I couldn’t have done it without the loving, steadfast support of you, my family and friends…but especially without my partner-in-crime Steven, our daughter Lily, and my Mom. They kept me going through the darkest moments I’ve ever experienced. It was knowing that they loved and needed me that propelled me to keep getting the help I needed…to get through, to push through.
To say I am grateful is also an understatement. Yet with the best words we have to express such gratitude, I humbly say, “Thank you.” Thank you and I love you.
(I completed my diploma program in Massage Therapy in August of 2017. I passed my two competency exams and am now a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Today I start my second day of work at Body Blitz Spa in the east end of Toronto. Dream come true…)