Thankful for New Beginnings !!!

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Today was the first of a new beginning for me and I am SO excited !! Some of you may already know but for those of you who don’t, I am officially working in the healthcare field again !! I’m a Certified Nursing Assistant and I’ve actually been certified for 4 years now. Somewhere along the way, I got a little burnt out and decided to try something different like office work. I worked in an office for a little over a year and despite the negative parts of it, it was still a really good experience !! However, I decided that it was time for me to go back to doing something I loved, something I was excellent at, and had a passion for.❀❀

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I am so happy to be back with my old babies and the fact that I got a chance to be reunited with four of my old ones really melted my heart today !! My heart was a little broken at first sight to see how much their health had declined but it still felt good to hug their necks and catch up with them for a little while. Another part of me was super nervous though because the nursing home I’ve chose to work at is bigger than any other nursing home I’ve ever worked at in my entire life !! It’s gonna take a while to get to know all of the many patients and other employees but I look forward to it !! Everyone there so far is super friendly and honestly, I feel like I’m right back where I belong. This week is CNA Appreciation Week and even though this is only my second day with them, they gave me gift along with the other CNA’S❀ I feel loved already!!


Peach & Sweet Tea Body Lotion and a T-Shirt “Full Heart”

I feel like I could talk about the life of a CNA and my experiences for HOURS but spare you the time today I’ll break those up into mini posts later on πŸ™‚ More than anything, I’m just grateful for today. I’m grateful for the opportunity! I’m grateful for the doors God has opened for me and honestly, I’m grateful for the closed ones too! I’ll be honest, this isn’t 100% exactly what I had in mind getting back into the healthcare field but today I’m GRATEFUL for what God didn’t let go my way!! That probably sounds crazy but where I am now works out in my favor SO much better!! Don’t ever think God got it wrong because He did not give you your way. His plan is always better!! Trust it even when you don’t understand it. I promise you, He’ll make it work for your good! πŸ™Œ
Thanks for visiting my blog today!! Sending lots of love & positive vibes your way!!

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Chin up .. Trouble Really Doesn’t Last Always!

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“What you are going through is created to position you in a better place than you were before. It may not look like it right now but it’s forcing you to level up. You are getting what you asked for and more. It may not be pretty but in it’s own way the process is beautiful and you will be prepared for what you for.” -Tatiana Jermone

Tough times do suck but I’m here to encourage you in the fact that they really don’t last forever. I’ve finally come to the conclusion that there are some things you just HAVE to go through and there are some storms you really just can’t get out of going through. As much as our human nature despises it, it is absolutely necessary for our growth! Learn to appreciate the opportunity to grow and improve. Struggle makes you stronger if you let it. There is always purpose behind the pain. Remember, highs and lows bring balance. Appreciate the season you’re in. Trouble don’t last always!!

Sending lots of love & positive vibes your way !!

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20,000+Views = BLOG PARTY!! Leave Your Links & Make Some New Friends!!!!

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OKAY, sooo.. 20,000+views on the blog .. 20,407 to be currently be exact at this very moment. Oh my gosh!! Words literally cannot express how happy that makes me !! This would’ve NEVER been possible without the support of you guys.πŸ’œ I appreciate the fact that you take time out of your busy schedule to stop by and read what I share on my blog everyday. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again .. The Blogging Community is nothing short of A M A Z I N G !! The amount of support I get from it is so overwhelming and heart warming!!
I love y’all & I can’t say thank you enough!! I hope you guys stick around to help me reach a million !! πŸ™‚ That’s gonna be hard but totally not impossible !! But no really, I’m always trying to give back to the blogging community by sharing different tips and etc but today .. I’ve decided to throw you guys a BLOG PARTY πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰Β Share your blog links as well as your social media ones that you’d like everyone to follow you on. (Blog, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Twitter, Instagram) All links are welcome!! I’ll go first and I WILL follow everyone back as always !! 😍😘😜
Blog: https://personalgrowthsuccessblog.com/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/csm3jcarter/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jessica66342553
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jesscarterharris/

Ahh, the beautiful benefit of trusting God πŸ–€

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I’m sitting here reflecting back over the month of May and all that I’ve learned during the time it was here and the one thing I can say is.. I’ve learned to trust God more! God doesn’t always move when “I want” Him to move. Sometimes, my patience personally gets a work-out when I pray and ask Him for something and He doesn’t answer. Have you ever had that happen to you? Like you pray and ask God for something and His answer is literally no answer. He doesn’t say yes, He doesn’t say no, He doesn’t maybe.. He doesn’t say anything!! He doesn’t even give you a hint, no immediate signs.. you just have to trust the fact that He heard you and is working on your behalf! I’m not going to lie, I hate those moments lol but I’ve also learned to appreciate the opportunity to work on waiting & trusting Him too! One thing about God, you are NOT going to rush Him so while you’re waiting, you may as well learn to wait well !!
As a result of me constantly praying this month and waiting on God, the opportunity to get back into healthcare has presented itself and I am SO happy!! Working in an office has been an experience for the books but I’m more excited now about going back to doing something I am absolutely phenomenal at and have a big heart for. Nursing. There are benefits in waiting on God. He may not come when you want him but He’ll always be there RIGHT ON TIME!

I just wanted to take the time to encourage someone in the fact that when God is for you, it doesn’t matter who is against you! Rest in Him. Delays are not denial. Waiting is not wasting. Though the vision tarries, it shall truly come to past! KEEP MOVING! KEEP PRAYING. KEEP BELIEVING GOD FOR THAT THING YOU ASKED HIM FOR. Don’t let circumstances make you doubt what God told you! No matter what it looks like and regardless of what it feels like .. you keep fighting the good fight of faith and trust the fact that God is moving and turning things in YOUR favor!
The presence of a battle does not mean the absence of God in the war! I’m just saying .. it doesn’t matter what people may try to do to stop those doors from opening for you. What God has for you will always be for you. Don’t ever forget that. You don’t ever have to worry about anybody getting in the way of your blessing because believe me .. when God’s ready for you to have it .. He will make sure He gets it to YOU!!
-Jessica

Mature Enough to be Cordial

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Today, I’m just thankful for growth. ❀ I am still growing in so many different areas of my life but this one right here.. I’m really thankful for! To be under the same roof with people who I know don’t like me, I don’t like them or they have intentionally done things to hurt me that I’m still trying to let go of and heal from.. to be literally in the same room with them and still have the maturity to be cordial speaks volumes of personal growth to me!! It didn’t hit me until this past weekend when I was sitting back reflecting on what areas I’ve grown in and then thinking about the areas I really need improvement in. You know you’re growing when things that used to bother you no longer catch your attention anymore. I have to be honest, I’m surprised to have even gotten to this point of maturity in my life.

I know that sounds terrible but I’m just being honest because at one point in my life, I used to get so irritated with having to be around people who I knew didn’t like me, who had bad intentions, whose motives were not to be trusted – the fake love, shady comments, petty jokes like it all used to get under my skin but here recently, I’ve noticed a change within myself !! I’ve been SO focused on the betterment of myself, my family, reaching my goals and being successful that I haven’t had the time to even think about those people! So when I do see them in person, no matter where we are, I’m able to smile, speak, be cordial and go on about my business.

I am genuinely no longer bothered because my focus is different and that feels SO good! πŸ™Œ See, when you really get busy realigning with your own purpose in life, you don’t have time to beef with miserable people. Eventually, you just get to a point where you kind of let it go, wish them well and move on! It becomes a no love lost, no love gained type of thing .. or at least it does for me anyway! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ I don’t carry hate in my heart but I will put some distance between myself and that person for sure! However, if we happen to see each other in person or be at a mutual gathering or whatever .. I will be cordial. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. You speak to me, I’ll speak back but other than that you won’t get anything else out of me. I’ll walk away very shortly after that. If you’re looking for a conversation out of me, you can forget it. You won’t be in my space unless I allow you to and that’s just what it is.

I am raising to my best self. So anyone who tries to hurt me will not get anything but a positive or mute response from my best self, period! ❀ I’ve gotten in the habit of being that way and to be honest, I don’t think it’s a bad thing! I guess it’s another way of how I keep my peace protected. People can’t get under your skin unless you let them and I’ve learned that when you don’t give people that kind of power over you, it bothers them! Sometimes, it actually bothers them more they could ever bother you. There’s power in prayer.. Power in distance.. Power in being the bigger person and sometimes power in just simply walking away.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Your company here is always appreciated !! πŸ™‚
-Jessica