Once upon a time, I knew a girl who was sweet and loving and kind. She helped to take care of everyone she knew. She even assisted her mom when she took care of her dying mother and aunt who had cancer. This little girl couldn’t think of anything more than how wonderful she felt giving to other people. So, she grew up doing just that. As a teenager, she was always protecting and caring for others. And as an adult, she cared for her family, nieces, nephews, and accumulated many adopted children in different states. She was so busy caring for and about others that she didn’t matter to herself. One day she left home to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. She did this with so much pride and humility. Yes, you can have both and she exemplified both. As hard as it would have seemed to have been she was blessed to have it easy through the hard times too. She was able to graduate nursing school with honors. It was very hard for her to find her first nursing job and it was far from home, but she commuted to work everyday spending many hours in traffic. It was her passion and her dream come true. She has since worked in many capacities in nursing. She has never lost her love for nursing just for the politics of it all. She still operates in her gift of giving and being a nurse. She has absolutely no regrets about her choices and she would choose it all over again if she had too. She feels so blessed to be able to do what she does every day and thanks God for his tender mercies, kindness and grace towards her daily. Hopefully, if you haven’t already done so, you’ll find your love and passion. You’ll embrace the thing that makes you want to get up and go to work every day or start your own business, or mentor/coach someone who’s trying to get where you are. My hope is that you realize the gift in you and walk in your purpose. This little girl in this story is “ME” and I pray that you find yourself and be the best version of that self you possibly can.
Until Next Time,