Road to success..
There are so many theories of how to know you are on the right path in life. Many of us ask ourselves this question, some every day I know I do. What I have learned thus far in my short life here on earth is that, if you are on the right path everything will fall into place perfectly. Like my mother would say “Like pieces to a puzzle.” That saying cannot be truer.
There have been so many times in my life when I felt like I was at rock bottom. Praying and crying for guidance. Everything that could go wrong did. Until I finally took a moment of “pause” and thought about what I should do next. I asked for guidance. Before I knew it an opportunity presented itself, and like a domino effect, everything fell into place effortlessly. I wish I could say this only happened once. This happens constantly. It’s like driving in the dark with no lights on, you need to ask which way to go to stay on the road.
How I perceive this theory is, you can find yourself finally on the right path then you hit a speed bump out of nowhere. I feel like these “speed bumps” are reminders, signs smacking me in the face. Like “Hey you missed the turn back there.” Makes me re think the decisions I have been making and one question I always ask myself is “Am I happy?.” If the answer is no I brainstorm ideas. Somehow something appears in my life. Coincidence? Sorry, I don’t believe in coincidences. Taking one day at a time, one obstacle at a time I begin to grow and flourish once again.
One recent example I can give you is, my husband(Randal) and I recently moved to Texas. My business never fully took off and had to put it on hold for the big move. After patiently waiting for a couple months he got a job with enough income to support our household. I am still a CNA(certified nurse’s aide). Since quitting my job 9 months ago I dread the thought of stepping foot in a hospital as an employee. Being in the healthcare field does have its Perks. I never realized how much the average family pays for medical. A healthcare worker pays a quarter of what the average family pays. Well because Randal isn’t in the healthcare field he must pay for me which is 500 dollars a month!. I know a few people who pay more, but like I said I’m not used to that. So this was my first obstacle since moving here. I am still employed through a nursing agency.
Do I get my papers transferred? Do I step foot back into a hospital? The thought puts a pit in my stomach, but how else to survive?.My business is there but hasn’t fully taken off yet. What do I do? All these questions ran through my mind, causing me unnecessary stress. So like anyone in my position would, I called the agency and got my papers transferred. They have been giving me a runaround, making it difficult to get started. That’s when I decided to start this blog. I then prayed about this situation. I asked if this is what I am meant to do. If I should continue my store and now a blog. Or to go back to the hospital.
Making cards for my online shop and this blog brings me so much joy, how can I walk away from it? I simply can’t. I talked this over with Randal and asked him to give me a month to get everything up and running and see what happens, but because he is so supportive he gave me 2 months. This still didn’t fix the health care cost issue. Well believe it or not the next day we get a check in the mail. Guess what? It was enough to cover me for the two months. It was a commission check from his job in Hawai’i. Very un expected. We had thought the last check was his last. Words cannot express how grateful I still am for that blessing. That confirmed that this is what I should be doing.
I believe in the process. I feel like the signs are becoming more clear. I continue to do things that bring me joy, and I am being rewarded daily. There is much work that needs to get done. I am now juggling my store, blog, and school. I know I can do it.
“Great things never came from comfort zones.”