I was stunned.
The world felt like it was ending.
Or was it just beginning?
You see, I had worked so hard to build the life I thought I was supposed to want.
By most people’s assessments I “had it all.”
I had a high-powered job at one of the largest emerging market funds in the world.
I had worked for JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, and HSBC. I would book fancy vacations without flinching. I had an apartment in the West Village.
But when my doctor uttered those words, all of those accomplishments started to look different.
It opened my eyes.