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Letter To My Younger Self

“To trust in the force that moves the universe is faith. Faith isn’t blind, it’s visionary.”
-Marianne Williamson
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.
Dear Mo,
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 .

 

15 Comments
  • Jordan O.
    Posted at 22:30h, 01 January Reply

    I feel it. great read

  • Donisha C.
    Posted at 23:03h, 01 January Reply

    Love this!

  • Anna the Nurse
    Posted at 00:51h, 02 January Reply

    I love the part about not getting down on yourself when you feel like you’re failing your patients, when it’s really just the system and it’s flaws that are limiting you. Love the letter and the messages in it. Thank you for sharing with all of us!

  • Jasmin A
    Posted at 01:44h, 02 January Reply

    Love ! Keep inspiring. You’re journey is amazing. Thanks for the realness and the empowerment <3

  • Abbi
    Posted at 01:45h, 02 January Reply

    Thanks for sharing your truth with us!

  • Oma N.
    Posted at 02:01h, 02 January Reply

    I love everything about this. Go Mo!!

  • Melissa Rodriguez
    Posted at 02:40h, 02 January Reply

    Thank you for sharing your truths and vulnerabilities. I am so grateful to have fell into your page this year. Not only as a woman but as a minority you motivate me to keep pushing forward to make my dreams of becoming an RN come true. When I read your bio I was sympathetic to your trails and tribulations because this has literally been my life since I graduated college in 2015. Overcoming rejection has been my greatest strength. I thank God for putting people like you in this world that selflessly spread love in such a way that reassures us all that we are not alone. May God bless your 2018 and many more years to come.

    With Love,

    Meli

  • Brenda Reynoso
    Posted at 03:18h, 02 January Reply

    Loved it ! Thank you 😊

  • Shanice Jackson
    Posted at 03:22h, 02 January Reply

    Amazing ! Found myself in a lot of your statements. I wrote a letter to myself as well !

  • Amanda Nunez
    Posted at 03:25h, 02 January Reply

    Thank you for saying these things!! Especially the parts about not being afraid to ask for help. Working with a predecessor is coming up and I’m so hard on myself when I make a mistake and I don’t want to be judged for asking too many questions. I feel like the nurse I am training with will think I’m not intelligent enough. Even though I know I’m smart as fuck😏, I still doubt myself EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!! And the other part that stuck out for me was, ” not everyone is going to like you or support you and that’s ok”. Damn, if this is not one of my biggest life hurdles. I am always trying to be sure that I do everything in my power to make everyone comfortable and I want them to walk away with a fantastic opinion of me. Realistically, everyone is not going to like me like you said, so needless to say, I’ve caused myself a lot of heart ache trying to figure out what I did to make the person dislike me? Was I rude to them? Did I make a snyde remark and didn’t realize they took it the wrong way? I’ve come to realize in the last few years, most of the time, the people that I’ve run into that didn’t like me, like 80% of the time 1. Barely knew me or did not know me well enough at all to form any kind of a valid opinion of me or 2. There was absolutely nothing that I had done. I had never done anything to them to warrant all of the negativity they felt toward me. Once a girl that really disliked me told a girl I knew that she didn’t know why she didn’t like me, she just didn’t like me. What could I possibly do about that?!?! I’ve realized recently, that If someone is determined to dislike me, especially when they have no real reason to hate me, then that says more about them than it does about me. Miserable people want to surround themselves with more misery because it’s what they know and it’s safe. I say all this to say, thank you for expressing your honest views about being a nurse and a minority women in this country. It really helps to have a woman of color to look up to. It feels like an attainable goal to reach my nursing goal while taking on many other projects, while exploring the world and having friendships/relationships in between. I hope you have a great 2018 Mo!!😊🙌🏽

  • Que Holland
    Posted at 03:34h, 02 January Reply

    Awesome read!!

  • Imogen Rose
    Posted at 04:07h, 02 January Reply

    Amazing Nurse Mo, you are truly an inspiration so all aspiring nurses including myself. Your positivity is my motivation.

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Shereeka Wright
    Posted at 05:29h, 02 January Reply

    Such a great read! I am a nurse as well and this post was EVERYTHING! Much love and blessings Mo

  • Michele Gaines
    Posted at 22:55h, 03 January Reply

    Absolutely love this

  • Shanae M
    Posted at 09:22h, 06 January Reply

    Spoke to my soul! thank you for sharing <3

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