That scary, uncomfortable, inevitable part of our lives.
The place we avoid, but so often pray for.
Recently I've made HUGE changes. Like move across the country and travel around the entire world, kind of changes. Let me share with you what I've learned...
I love the Jesus I see in humans.
It helps me love each of you. All kinds. All shapes, sizes, and colors. Human contact and relationships fill my soul. This is a gift I've had since birth, but chose for many years to hide it. Hide me. Never again.
2016 is my #bestyearever and I'm claiming that each day! This year I've decided to retire from Nursing (yep at 31 years old I'm able to retire, but that's another conversation all together) and work my Virtual franchise business full time. I respect and am honored to be part of the tribe that "is" nurses, but it's not my forever gig. It's taken a lot of prayer and strength to share this with you, but I bravely proclaim that I can be proud of me outside of my career. I can take care of me and my family as I've done for so many others and answer to no one about it. I mistakenly described my Idenity, Calling, and Assignment as the same for many years. When, in fact, that couldn't be farther from the truth. My calling is loving others and Nursing was an incredible assignment of mine for a decade. This year that assignment changes.
I am a Humanitarian. With my whole heart.
Let's chat about that a moment? Humanitarian. Yep. I realize that's exactly what I've always "dreamed of being when I grew up"...I just didn't realize I could be brave enough to take it head on. The actual definition is as follows:
So this definition brought me to tears the other day. Why? Because it explains me...my mission and I will stop at nothing less than moving forward in this role. I've struggled for 3 years trying to figure out "myself" and this year I'm still searching but the light at the end of the tunnel got brighter. I am many things, but I believe one of my greatest roles on earth will be to live and breath humanitarianism.
Every single day. I'm not perfect and I don't have all the answers, but I find peace in my bizarre and sometimes difficult journey. I welcome failure, so I may learn how to rise.
I believe in you.
Yes. I believe that you are brave, beautiful, and inspirational in your own way!! Shine your light bright and be proud of who you are. You are the ONLY one who can be authentically you and I encourage you to share your gift with others. Never let anyone tell you what they think you should do, of course respect advice, but listen to your heart and pray. The answers will come, but almost never in "our" time. So, don't give up on dreams or visions just because the timing doesn't seem right. You deserve all the happiness and love, so give that out like you'll never have a second chance too.
Lastly, I am important.
We all are. It's important that our older and younger generations know this too. So wether it's parents, siblings, your children, neices, nephews, etc...be to them, who you needed when you were younger. Set the example and realize that kindness and love always wins.
Welcome change in this New Year. Embrace it, own it, and change the world but starting with yours.