PERSEVERANCE

 

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is doing great! We are now very close to the end of the year and man what a year it has been. This year has had its up and downs but we all managed to get through them like the strong and victorious warriors we are.

This month of December has had its stroll of events already including one of the hardest exams I had to take and to prepare for, several birthdays to celebrate including mine in which I turned the big 21. I have 2 exams left and I still have an online class to complete during the winter break.

There have been recent times that I doubted myself and my capabilities especially towards school and work. I want to tell you guys that you are capable of so much more than you know. Sometimes it just takes for someone to notice and tell you that and I am here to tell you that you can do it and accomplish anything you put your mind to, even when you think all odds are against you. I got support and motivation from my kind and loving boyfriend to not consider the things that might happen or that I thought would happen negatively, rather he made me repeat to myself out loud that “I can do it!” and I worked really hard and it was just that little bump that I needed to give it all that I could. I ended up getting a grade a little higher than what I needed. It felt so good and rewarding to accomplish something that I thought I couldn’t do. I know it sounds kinda silly or that that wasn’t even a big deal but it was for me. It meant a lot to me to be able accomplish what I thought I couldn’t. My mom would always tell me “Todo se puede en esta vida” meaning in this life, everything is possible.

I want to be the one to tell you that no matter how small or big the thing that you want to accomplish is, know that you can and will. Believing in yourself is so important because at the end of the day you are the only one who has your back. God will always be there for you, yes to support you and to rely on. He knows the desires of your heart and know that he opens and closes doors and windows for you to get through and to slowly start living the plans He has for you.

I have big things coming up such as the TEAS test (the nursing entry exam) and application for the program. I am nervous but I just need to stay reminded that “I can do it.” God willing, everything will turn out for the best and if not I pray that I come to the understanding as to why.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. – Proverbs 19:21

Jennifer Baker – Writer, unparalleled love

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