Monday, July 20, 2015

Autoimmune to I Am Immune!

Prospector: "a person who searches for natural occurrence of gold"

You Are A Superhero  -
We have all been faced with obstacles that seem insurmountable. So when I went from a six figure salary to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, I had nothing left in front of me but opportunities. Yes, I chose to call it an opportunity. Everything else seemed grim. Plus, I was still breathing. What’s a girl to do?

No longer could my International position allow me to jet-set across the waters to Europe.  I had no idea how the company would continue on its forward thrust without my executive input (actually the stocks plummeted shortly after, but my MIA was not the cause (nor was my past employment). What I was left with was days on end to think about “What’s Next?  

Take Inventory of Your Life Skills and Passion
My Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome came with pulmonary hypertension, deep-vein thrombosis, and congestive heart failure with an enlarged right atrium.  Yep…lot’s of time on my hands to plan.  Time to put the BS (Before “Syndrome”) life behind me.

Let’s see:  flying was out, over-exertion and exercise was out,  including skiing and high altitudes. I guess my unrealistic chance to join the Winter Olympics team or gymnastic team were out too.

So I started to take notice of what WAS IN!

This is an excerpt from the Geeks, Nerds and Superheroes Speaker Series. To book Keynote Speaker Kathleen Brandt, call 816-729-5995.

Kathleen Brandt