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Andrea Needs to Care Less

During my twenties, I had the coolest boss. Handsome, hard-headed, capable and curious, he was a windsurfer, a motorcycle-driver and an incurable devil’s advocate.

For our seven years as colleagues, I was a star resource, but Steve often bemoaned two of my big failings: my need for confidence; and my need to chill.

This week, on this blog, Steve may have helped with the latter.

When I’m dithered by diet decisions or fretting over family fiascoes impending or past, I’m going to repeat my new Steve-supplied mantra, “Andrea needs to care less”.

Its third-person perspective seems to squeeze issues down to a less scary size.

Maybe I’ll be chill yet.

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

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Andrea Posted by Andrea May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010 at 6:41 am.

1 comment

  • http://www.penmachine.com Derek K. Miller

    Oh yes. I wonder how much damage people like us with nasty diseases do to ourselves (mentally or physically) by stressing out about things that really don't deserve our attention.

    Sometimes when I worry about things, I think, “Well, what's it going to do, give me cancer? Too late for that!”