It is my way, or the highway

Ok, so after the non-start to my new post at work that was so noticeable about last week, and the promise of at least a temporary perch on a desk with a phone, today I decided to just get on with it and do it my way.  Frank may have done it his way in his time, but now it is my time and I’m doing it my way.

I got confirmation that I can have the aforementioned desk for a few weeks, especially as I am only part time so I won’t be in the way too much.  So then I set about getting myself on the student learning plan messaging system, got my key-card upgraded to the rooms that I needed access to and set about figuring out some sort of system.  Then I sent an e-mail round to all of the Progress Manager that I will be working with, then visited those who were in their office to see if there was anything that I could do.  It was broke, so I fixed it.  There are various other things that need to be sorted out, but I can’t really do that until I can get hold of my line manager, and I’ve made a list of what else needs to be sorted out.

I now at least feel as though I am a small part of the system, rather than just wandering from desk to desk trying to find a way of helping others when my own situation seemed to be beyond fixing.  At least now I can contribute something.

Life is a bit like that; if you can’t find a path or system that works for you then you just have to find your own.  This may be what I am really trying to do, in my own very small way, to find a way to make our voice heard because the mainstream breast cancer community isn’t going to come riding to our rescue.  That said, to the astonishment of everyone in our advocacy group we have been informed that for the first time the Susan G Komen organisation has released an advertisement which features a person with metastatic breast cancer!  You could have knocked us down with a feather.  Is this progress?


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