A new challenge….

Written by on June 4th, 2013 – 3 Comments

I have decided to take on a new challenge in my life….I am doing my MBA at the Ivey school of business in London, Ontario. A challenge it has been, as two weeks before starting this program, I came down with the second worse MS relapse in my life.

I did not want this being an issue, but it has been and, well, now I am almost fully recovered. I really do want to do this challenge for all of you out there….do not stop, and achieve more—be something great, which I already think that most of you are.

This relapse was a setback; however, the main issue has been what many of you are facing in your own lives is that people do not understand. I cannot do the same things that I used to and do not want to put my health in jeopardy, just so I can conform to someone that I am not. Even at my age, I still get weird looks from those individuals who will never understand.

Some things do not change in life, even as you get older. Even though some things do not change, hopefully you are changing. Trust your instincts, believe in yourself, and do what is right for you…but most of all; be a leader.

3 Responses

  1. Carrie Wilson says:

    You are an inspiration my daughter is 18 just finishing high school she has achieved all honour till and academically received honour fir maintaining a 3.4 gpa. She loves photo journalism and wants to go to college fir photography tho. She was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis and had after 5 years just had a bad flare up that caused her vision in her left eye ti lose peripheral vision she still kept going with photography and journalism and still plans on going all the way with it only problems she struggles with is scholarships finances fir schooling there ids just not enough help out there for this. I just wanted to thank you for being an inspiration

  2. Jessica Faulds says:

    Hey Mike

    Sorry to hear about the relapse! But on the flip side congrats about london and you MBA! Its a great school.

    And now you are soo close to so many of us from Camp, I know that everyone would love to see you on one of our get togethers!

    Hope everything else is going great!

  3. Tracey says:

    Hi Mike
    How are things going for you? I hope you are feeling better and doing well at the MBA. Set backs always happen at the worst of times –I know the feeling. I had eye tremours and a relapse of sorts during the comprehensive exam of my PhD. Despite this, I passed and things slowly got better. I have been reading older posts on here and I hope that all has improved for you over the last few months!!