So, naturally, I left this resolution off my Cancer Resolution checklist. I wanted this list to be inspiring and indulgent - not dreary and depressing!
Today, however, exactly a year from the day I was told a huge tumour occupied by entire right chest cavity, I am pleased to report that the first application to a Masters program I submitted post-diagnosis was successful.
I got accepted to do my Masters!!!
The Masters of Education program is delivered online and on-site by Nipissing University, and is perfect for working professionals just like me! The program will complement my ongoing work with a tobacco cessation project, as well as open up way more opportunities in health promotion and education.
I fully attribute my renewed determination to my cancer journey. I remember thinking, 'if I can survive cancer, can't I withstand a few more Masters rejections?'
This is the ultimate cancer resolution, because without cancer, it wouldn't have happened.