Taking a medical leave with a “Nu” outlook

Medical leave
I recently had surgery—hysterectomy—for a fibroid tumor. It was massive the doctor stated, but I should back to “Normal” in no time. I took the alotted time required for my recovery. I followed all the protocols ordered by my doctor. The first two weeks were the hardest because I had to rely on family and friends to help me, and being the caregiver it’s to be on the other side. After the two weeks, I still refrained from heavy lifting and strenuous chores. As the weeks proceeded forward, I began to feel better and my doctor visits were great. Now it is time to return to work, and I don’t know how I feel. It’s a feeling of mixed emotions because while on leave, I was able to do a lot research on me. I was able to find out what drives me and motivate me, and I did. It somewhat involves what I’m currently doing, but not in its entirety.
So while on medical I’ve found a “Nu” purpose and passion that gives me joy, energy, and thrive to help others more. Also, in ways I didn’t know I could. I have always been into health and finding ways to eat better and do what you love without sacrificing your time and life being miserable doing it. I’ve always been into education but I would like to see it from the other side rather than the classroom side. Now that I have an outlet, I want to use it to explore other areas to help disadvantage kids.
When you find your drive, how does it make you feel? Does it give the energy to fulfill the job you have that plus the bills? How do you set goals and maintain the goals that are required for the current job? Does medical leave hinder or help you more by being away for so long? Do you know you can start a “Nu” life no matter the age or circumstance? Once you have it or find it, is it worth the sacrifice?

The bright side is that I am more in-tune to what makes me happy. I am sure there is not anyone out in this universe wishing for illness or wanting a medical leave if it is not warranted. However, for those that must how will you use your time? I will use it to motivate myself to do what I need to make it a necessity. So that it becomes what fulfills me passionately, spiritually, and physically plus make me more dynamically better for the world that help others.

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