Sunday, May 3, 2009

What Would You Do?

I heard a story Friday of a local Nashvillian with an inspiring (and awe-inspiring) story. He's young(er), married, two kids. Was in med school when one of those "Road Closed - Detour" life moments popped up with the diagnosis of a brain tumor. He had several surgeries and the way it was left was, "there's still a tumor on your brain stem, we've done the best we can, it doesn't appear to be getting worse, so....good looking out, go back out there and do the best you can while you can." So, he shifted his career goal slightly to something still in the medical field but not quite so rigorous as med school and residency and all that and is just out there, well, living. And glad to be doing it.

This story struck me Friday as it was being told to me and it has stuck with me since. And the question that has played over and over for me is "what would I do if I were in his shoes?" Luckily, I'm in such a good place right now, I dare say I wouldn't change a thing. But what about you?