You need to find a way to do what you want to do, make money, in your own way,
right where you are at.
Doesn’t matter if you’re sick, doesn’t matter if you don’t have energy,
doesn’t matter if you’re short on time,
doesn’t even matter if you don’t think you can do it.
Because, you can.
Why do I think that? Because I did it. I built my business, my way, during my cancer treatment.
I felt like my identity was “the cancer girl” and that pissed me off.
My independence was fleeting, my self-esteem was wavering, and all the things that made me “me”, were in jeopardy because of my illness.
I had to find a way to stay me through some horrible and shitty days.
So I built a small business and made my own money.
I helped support the household. I helped pay bills. I wasn’t going to go brankrupt.
But most importantly, I wasn’t going to let cancer become me.
And no one could understand it, either.
“You should focus on healing, Cayci.”
“You can’t run a business while you’re sick, that’s crazy.”
“Let’s just get through this little “journey” and then you can go “back to work”.”
Nope. Working is part of who I am. It helps me be me. I’m not giving that up to and I’m going to do it my own way.
So if you ever ask me “Cayci, do you think I can really do this?”
HELL YES YOU CAN.
Because YOU get to decide what you can and can’t do. And YOU can make that decision.
You deserve everything good.
You are not your diagnosis.
You are not your schedule.
You are not a label.
Your identity is not in _____.
Here, you have me as a resource and a guide, to help you build your life on your own terms.
I’ve dealt with hard stuff.
Chronic illnesses, low self-esteem, imposter syndrome,
poor energy, lacking motivation, family issues, loss of identity (or wearing one I didn’t want).
I get it.
I STILL get it.
But let me say it again, you deserve everything good.
I can help you accept that and make it happen, if you let me.