Kimberley’s Heart Attack Survivor Story: “After my heart attack, I began to live again”

Kimberley’s Heart Attack Survivor Story: “After my heart attack, I began to live again”

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It was only after the heart attack and everything that happened to me that I actually did begin to live again and found my true love

Before I was really a workaholic. I'm a trial lawyer so it just becomes a fabric of your life to get up and churn out as much as you can, as hard as you can, as long as you can. And somewhere in the midst of the chaos and the misery of the things that had happened in my life, I forgot to live for me. So I began to be a risk taker instead of doing what many people do, which is scared to move. You have that mentality that that's what you want to do, but it's probably not the healthiest thing to do as long as it's within the limits of the doctor's recommendations. So I went to Haiti, I began to climb mountains and I realized that I didn't have to live alone.
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I would like to tell people that if you do have a heart attack and you have to do things alone immediately, it's possible because I did it. And so it puts your priorities in place and that suddenly nobody's going to care if I actually worked 70 hours in a week anymore, and 40 is probably plenty, and so what am I going to do with the extra time? And I always say, now you're older and you can't take things with you, and that's true, but I'm real concerned more toward the last half of my life. And let's face it, that's where I am. I'm in the last half of my life, I'm more concerned with what I leave behind because that's all you can do is help somebody else.

Kimberley’s Heart Attack Survivor Story: “After my heart attack, I began to live again”

As a trial lawyer, Kimberley was used to high-stress situations and going full speed ahead at work. But while trying to balance her high-demand job, she forgot to enjoy life for herself. Kimberley’s heart attack grounded her. It reminded her to prioritize her life, slow down, and make time for the things she loves to do.

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