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Going into 2020 I had high expectations of what the year would hold for me. It was the start of a new decade; I had an amazing breakout year in my career with MetCredit and finished my first course in the Certified Credit Professional (CCP) program. Then COVID-19 happened causing a lot of disruption in both my professional and personal life these last two weeks. I became glued to my phone constantly checking news notifications every hour or so and for a brief moment, I forgot about the goals and expectations I set for myself for this year. This global pandemic is the biggest challenge the world has faced collectively since the Second World War. In times of crisis, as young professionals and future leaders, we should not abandon our goals and give in to fear but learn to deal with them head on. This is why I chose to double down and invest in myself by continuing to pursue my CCP designation through the Credit Institute of Canada (CIC) by enrolling in the Credit Management course.      
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