Cancer survivor from Nagaland living her dream
Kohima, June 17 (EMN): Despite being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, Akhrienuo Miacheio was determined to achieve her dream of starting a business of her own. That dream came true when she opened a XIMI Life Vogue retail store at New Secretariat Road in Kohima earlier this week.
She said that she started developing an interest in opening an apparel store during her trips to Bangkok and China prior to the pandemic. But then she got sick. However, that did not stop her from chasing her dream.
“I was actually bed-ridden and was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer last year,” Miacheio shared.
After undergoing treatment in Kolkata between March and April last year, she returned home in mid-April and started the three cycles of chemotherapy in Kohima, which lasted till August. Thankfully, two of my last reviews showed that everything is cleared, she said.
While thinking about her next move towards her dream, she came across the XIMI Life Vogue, a fashion franchise brand designed in Korea and manufactured in China, offering products across several categories like beauty, fashion, home decor and lifestyle.
She then decided to go ahead with the XIMI Life Vogue on finding that the product quality is good and the price is reasonable as well. However, she said, it was her brother who did all the research and necessary formalities as she couldn’t execute her plan due to her illness.
“I was pretty confused. I wanted to open this shop but was also thinking if I can manage because I could not do everything and if I have the energy. But so far, it’s good. My brother and his partner and friends helped a lot, and now, it’s finally here,” she said.
She added that it was her brother who did everything and that she started helping him only recently.
Well, her new venture is a result of self-actualisation, which came a little late. She did Bachelor of Education and MA Clinical Psychology in Faridabad with an aim to take up teaching profession but later realized that it was not her forte.
“If you don’t have that interest, it’s very difficult,” she said, adding that she is more interested in entrepreneurship.
She said that her new store is just a beginning towards her bigger plan.