What is your most valued non-business related investment?

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Do you know the feeling when it’s the middle of the night and you need to go out to the bathroom? Your loved one sleeps peacefully in the bed beside you and you just don’t have the heart to wake him up by turning the lights on.

So you get out the bed and try not to knock down anything while you sneak out of the room. You strain your eyes in the process to see anything familiar for orientation and you feel your way with your hands.

Oh, you don’t know this? Lucky you!

Well, for me that was the harsh reality until a couple of years ago.

Not necessarily the I-have-to-go-out-in-the-middle-of-the-night part, but without my glasses during the day I was as lost as you can picture me at that midnight scene.

I didn’t like my glasses much, but at least I could see with them, and yes, I gave a chance to contact lenses but I somehow could not got used to them.

With this much of an introduction, you may have guessed already that

my most valued non-business related investment

was actually a vision correction surgery about 10 years ago.

I was wearing glasses until that point since I was about 11-12 years old. So you see it was a long term relationship that I was about to break up.

I was building up the courage and the resolution to do it since a while, but I always chickened out. And then during that time I met my future husband: active and adventurous, and he was the final nudge and persuaded me to undergo the surgery at once.

I admit it, I was scared as I have never been in my life. You have to know that I love horror movies, I am not afraid of blood (both my parents are medical doctors), but there is one body part of mine, that I always dreaded anything should happen to it, and those were my eyes. Even though I had to wear glasses, I still could see – with their help. One of the greatest gifts on earth.

And then I was willingly undergoing a procedure that was advertised as being “safe”. Safe as any surgery could be, but they provide of course no guarantees of success. I was the bravest of the bravest, overcame my biggest fear of going blind if this goes totally awry.

Needless to say that everything went just fine. I am healthy as one can be.

Value comes in various forms.

You can put a price tag on some of them, but there are many that are truly priceless.

For me, this was the most valued non-business related investment in my life so far.

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