Four years ago
Work-a-holic that was THE word to describe me.
‘My dear friend you can’t keep living like this’, says my Greek friend with a strong voice. I do not get him. He is exaggerating, I took 5(!) whole days off for this trip to Athens. I’m young and responsible for all the marketing and communication of the company. What else is there to wish for? I love working till late and during the weekends. My family and friends are the only one complaining.
Only 3.5 months after our conversation, it looks like someone hired a bulldozer. My whole life collapsed. My dad is diagnosed with cancer (he died), I lose my job, a friend has cancer (he died), my dog dies, my dear family member is diagnosed with cancer (spoiler: she kicked cancer’s ass yeah!), a lot more drama and I get a serious and mysterious lung disease twice.
My life became a rollercoaster and before you think that this is going to be sad with tears all over the place, think again. It’s me Jehan, I don’t roll over and surrender. Yes life can throw things at you, but it is up to you what you are going to do with it. And I choose Survivor from Destiny’s Child.
Those years were about surviving and rebuilding. Now we are trying a different and happier song.
2017 – …
Follow me on my journey: (re-)discovering the great/funny/recognizable things in life (like my passion for writing for example), getting back into beast mode, and dealing with the less great stuff. But with some self-deprecating and sarcasm, because I simple can’t live without them. 😉
Last update: May 2017