Happy New Year! I am so grateful to see this year because well, let’s be honest, this world has been quite crazy for a while now. Looking back, 2015 was a “set-up” year for me to ensure a wonderful 2016. Don’t get me wrong, there were quite a few wonderful times that I’ll list in a few, however, I am most grateful for how I’ve grown!
This “growth” didn’t come over night. In fact, it wasn’t until I was in church praying the New Year in that I was able to recount the main things I’ve learned & the highlights.
- The start of Midwifery school (heck yes!)
- The Birth of my nephew- Karter Josiah
The biggest thing I would have to say I’ve learned is to allow people to be them and if there are things I would want to change, pray! God is truly the one to heal anything that may feel broken. I had this horrible habit of getting upset when people failed to meet expectations, but those expectations were set by me. That’s so unfair. When you choose to love a person- friend, spouse, family member, co worker etc. You love them for them. Love can’t be conditional on the terms you or in this case, I, would set. It’s unconditional. Love in all forms. I am truly elated to finally see this. It almost cost me a relationship that meant the world to me because I couldn’t open my eyes and listen to what God was telling me. He is the fixer, He hears all my thoughts. I believe this is important to master as the next stage in my life approaches.
I left church last night ready to conquer 2016- Lessons learned & ready to be put into perspective. I don’t have control over a lot of things and at this moment I have to surrender and have faith that God knows what best. An example for that- my upcoming schedule for school. I was a little bummed about scheduling for school next semester because as you all know I’m a home body. I had to look at the bigger picture. I am one of the few people actively pursing a dream of mine. Those come along with sacrifices and it’s only temporary. I’m also really excited to share that time with my amazing sister midwives. I’ve met people from various walks of life that I would have
never met before attending Midwifery School! I am going to pay attention and be grateful because these years are going to fly by and sooner or later we’ll be on our own practicing.
Before I end this post, I wanted to leave you all with a few things I’m looking forward to in 2016:
- Starting Clinicals: Learning as much as I can to manage a birth and ensure a healthy/safe mama & baby
- Growing in my relationship with God
- Being happy & surrounding myself around those who love me
- Continuing to blog
So here’s to 2016.. I plan to embrace the challenges as I know it’ll only make my journey that much meaningful. I get to see the lessons learned in 2015 manifest in my journey for 2016. I’m just looking forward to being great!