I have an amazing team at work, we have been through a lot together, but what they achieve is wonderful and I’m hugely proud of them. I am lucky to have a job and team I love.
Often my roles requires me to make presentations and give announcements. I always prepare my mental script, make sure I’m clear on objectives and anticipate questions and reactions. Telling my management team last week about my cancer diagnosis was no different, except it couldn’t have been more different. As soon as I shared my news, eyes pricked with tears around the room (mine included) and the shock was palpable. But immediately they rallied around me and offered support. Wow.
Since then, the gestures and words of affection and positivity from everyone at work have been astonishing. I come home every night quite overwhelmed but hugely strengthened.
Today was my last day at work for a while. I asked my team to make it a low key day, and it was, although I was given some wonderful cards and gifts, lots of hugs, and this fabulous message light box. How lucky am I?