01 Jan Letter To My Younger Self
“To trust in the force that moves the universe is faith. Faith isn’t blind, it’s visionary.”
To really seal 2017, I decided to write a letter to my younger self. In 2017, I learned to trust in the force that is within the universe: faith. Faith is visionary. I learned to really understand the power of stillness. I appreciated every attribute of RESILIENCE. I learned about the importance of my own self confidence.
This year, your vision said just how trusting you are. This year was utterly amazing you stepped out on faith and shared it with the world. You asked the universe for abundance and received it in full. It was scary taking your first trip to another continent alone, but now you can say you truly stepped out of your wide comfort zone. You found a new love for travel and now nothing can stop you from seeing the world! You acted as your own boss and managed to support yourself while trusting your vision. You learned to love and be committed without losing yourself and identity to meet the needs of someone else.
This year you opened yourself up to unconditional love from someone who didn’t fit your stupid relationship checklist. Your partner was unexpected he acted as a mirror for you and forced you to recognize all the things you were burying and didn’t want to deal with. He helped you in so many ways that you were always too independent and guarded to allow. You learned what true kindness, compromise, and SUPPORT consists of. Regardless of the outcome, this added value to your life and you should be forever grateful for the lessons that came from this relationship.
Leaving the bedside for a bit to explore the world and work on your brand was the BEST thing that you could have done to support your happiness. Now you are back as a full time nurse, but don’t think that means that your vision on being a full time entrepreneur has died. You just weren’t quite ready to leave that part of your life yet.
You have a passion for helping others and I know sometimes that the way the US health system works make you feel like you’ve failed your patients or that you aren’t actually healing. Understand that each day you walk in you are providing comfort, service, and change in your patients’ lives. You also know that keeping yourself happy outside of work will make you much happier at work. So don’t feel guilty for all the self care you do. Heal yourself before you heal the world.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help!! I know you think you’re superwoman but you are not. You need help and other energy influences in your life to balance you. Don’t be afraid to tell people “NO.” Your time is valuable and you are only one person. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Be aware of your body’s needs. Notice when you’re tired. Rest, regroup, and honor your feelings. I know optimism and positivity is such a huge force in your life, but it is okay to be upset about things that hurt you. You are allowed to feel, cry, and be angry at times. It’s apart of being human.
This year, you learned your worth and the value of your brand. You learned the power of asking for exactly what you want and the power of stillness to get you there. You don’t need to remind people to notice you or that you are great to work with. Just continue to work hard and trust your process.
Your collaborative mindset allowed you to provide others with opportunities. Although sometimes you felt like you shared too much, I think this taught you that NOBODY can take what is meant for you. So for this year continue helping others grow because you have confirmed that helping others to expand simply makes you feel good and adds to your magic. Mo everybody isn’t going to like you or support you and THAT IS OKAY! Your job is not to convince people that you are amazing. Your job is to be so whole that you don’t need their approval.
You prayed for success meticulously and the week you thought you had it all figured out, you lost your job. From this, you realized it’s ok to fail at things. Losing your job showed you that success isn’t always about being comfortable. It’s about working through those uncomfortable moments. Look what came from all these so called “losses”: trust, faith, freedom, and RESILIENCE.
Your most important lesson this year was learning to put God first and to live in a constant state of gratitude. This year was phenomenal but your work is not done. You have more obstacles to overcome, more lessons to learn, and so much more growth to experience trust the process .