This past week, I was fortunate to travel back to Salt Lake City and speak for the first time as an official part of the BRAC pack. What an incredible experience! Being the Type A personality that I am, I wanted to make sure that I was overly organized. I worked countless hours on making sure that my presentation would make an impact. My audience: new Sales Reps for Myriad Genetics. These are the men and women who go out in the field and try to stress the importance of genetic testing to oncology and OBGYN offices.....many of which are not doing genetic testing at this time. My job was to give these REPS an actual face and story to put with this genetic testing process.
I have spoke on several different occasions in the past......none of which have been about genetic testing. I love to share my story with others. This time was so different from past speaking engagements. I found myself feeling more passionate about telling my story than I ever have. I was not speaking to just any group.....I was speaking to individuals who have the opportunity to go out and potentially help save lives. I wanted my presentation to leave a lasting impression on these newly seasoned sales reps. The greatest part of the entire experience was the warmth I felt from all of them. They were all in tune to what I was sharing and I could tell that I tugged on some of their heart strings. Their job as a Sales Rep was no longer just "a job". It became a mission.
I am anxiously awaiting my next opportunity to share my story......wherever that may be. From the day I was diagnosed back on June 12th, 2008, I knew that God would use me and my journey to make a big impact someday. I just wasn't sure how or when. Almost 2 1/2 years later, I can now see both. I feel as if I am fulfilling a great part of my purpose in life. What excites me most is knowing that THE BEST IS YET TO COME and I can't wait to see what that entails!