Embracing Life’s Second Chance



Today marks a significant anniversary for me. A day that serves as a powerful reminder of life’s fragility and the importance of embracing every moment.

On this day two years ago, I woke up and knew I didn’t feel well, and within an hour, had Patti call 911. Just as I arrived at the ER my heart gave out, and I coded with Patti in the room witnessing it all.

CPR was administered and when my heartbeat finally came back, I went immediately to the cardiac catheterization lab. While undergoing the procedure, my heart would stop beating three more times.

I don’t’ remember much of that day until I woke up in ICU, intubated and not being happy about that whatsoever. Over the next few days, I was constantly told by different hospital staff that had worked on me that day, they didn’t think I would make it.

My journey of recovery has been both physical and emotional, It has taught me invaluable lessons about resilience, gratitude, and the fragility of life. Each passing day is a gift, and it’s up to us to make the most of it.

As I reflect on this anniversary, I want to share a few thoughts with all of you:

1. Prioritize Well-being: In the fast-paced world of business, it’s easy to overlook our health. Let’s make conscious choices to prioritize our well-being, ensuring that we are in the best shape, physically and mentally, for both our families and our business.

2. Cultivate Meaningful Connections: Reach out to those you love. Share your feelings, express gratitude, and make time for meaningful connections. The bonds we build contribute not only to our personal fulfillment but also to our professional success.

3. Embrace Innovation: Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. Life is an adventure waiting to be embraced. Just as in life, business thrives when we embrace change. Explore new strategies, adopt innovative approaches, and be open to new possibilities.

4. Live with Purpose: Identify what truly matters to you and strive to live a life aligned with your values. Purpose gives our days meaning and adds a layer of fulfillment to our existence.

As we commemorate this day together, let it serve as a reminder that life is a precious gift. Let’s not allow the mundane or the trivial to distract us from what really matters. Take a moment to appreciate the small victories that make life extraordinary.

Thank you for being a part of my journey. I am excited to see that 2024 brings for us all!! 🫶