My Personal Life Update in the Healthcare Field !!

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First of all, I want to apologize because I’ve been kind of MIA and inactive with my blog over the past week. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ll see that I’ve recently just started a new job. After a year of working in an office, I’ve decided to go back into healthcare !! To be specific, I am currently a Certified Nursing Assistant and strongly considering Nursing School. I’ve been offered the opportunity twice in the past to go to Nursing School but I turned them down because I feared failing out and not actually making it through.
Nursing School is tough and you have to really really be committed to it in order to make it to the finish line but for some reason this time around I’m more confident in the fact that I can do it so I believe I’m going to give it a shot !! After starting in healthcare and then taking a break to test the waters of something else, I found that my true passion is helping and taking care of other people. I didn’t fit well in the office but I definitely feel like this part of healthcare is where my calling is at.

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As you can see I’m a little excited in this picture! Excuse my eyes though haha this filter has them looking a little creepy!
This week I have completed my first full week on my new job and I have to be honest .. I LOVE IT !! I feel like a natural fit. I guess it’s because I already kind of knew what to expect for the most part. The hardest and most challenging thing for me has been the struggle to get my body back adjusted to this type of work. Oh my gosh !! I really didn’t think it would be this rough. My feet have hurt SO bad everyday from being upon on them for several hours at a time and my back has been very sore from lifting and tugging on the patients to transfer them either into their beds or wheelchairs. Thankfully, my Husband has given me multiple massages and I’m just so grateful for him because if not, I probably would’ve whined about it until he finally gave in. 😂😂
So yeah , this is pretty much why I’ve been MIA on the blog this week! I’ve been very busy with getting adjusted to my new job 💙 I just want to say thank you to everyone who has still taken the time to stop by blog and show me some love !! I look forward to catching up on everything that you guys have been writing about so if you notice me commenting on some of your posts from dayssss ago, I’m just catching up! Love Y’all !! I wish you nothing but good, strong, positive vibes from this side of the world !! xoxo!

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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 🙂 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! 🙌
Thanks for visiting my blog today!! Sending lots of love & positive vibes your way!!

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Ahh, the beautiful benefit of trusting God ðŸ–¤

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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

Missing My SCRUB Days!!

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I love the job I have now. I currently work with a cable company as Accounts Receivable/Secretary/Clerical .. I kinda wear several different hats but I love what I do! In fact, this type of work is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while. I love the hours, the fact I’m off on all weekends, holidays & to top it off.. I only live like 5 minutes away! So yeah at this point in my life, this job works great for me!

However, I’m missing my good ole scrub days!! Almost 5 years ago today, I tested to become a CNA, passed & received my certification!! I remember that entire day like it was yesterday. I was so proud! Of course it wasn’t an Associates, Bachelors or Masters Degree but to me this Certification was everything. I was only 23 years old at the time and feeling pretty unsuccessful during this time of my life. To where my some of friends and several classmates were in great places career wise and financially, I on the other hand was not.  I had been in college for almost 5 years.. still no degree. (I ended up dropping out when I’d gotten pregnant with my first born.) My credit was poor. I didn’t have a good stable paying job and overall I just felt like I was becoming another statistic. So for me to achieve something like this was kind of my way of hitting the “Reset Button” for my life. It felt good to finally feel like I was making something of myself and proving everyone else wrong who had been doubting me all along. Proudly, I’ve not stopped there! The road to my success is always under construction but today… I just miss my big babies!!

One of my most favorite things about being a CNA is the emotional rewarding part of it. I mean, sometimes it can be emotionally demanding too but for the most part it was very rewarding! I had a chance to meet some phenomenal people in my four years of working in this field. I’ve made great connections and built awesome relationships with both coworkers and residents! Some of the relationships I shared with some of my residents were pretty deep & I cried like the biggest baby you ever did see when they passed. 😦 well mostly in private because it’s not very often that I let other people see me that emotional but throughout that entire day, it would be so bothersome. Til this day, those that have passed and those that are still here cross my mind quite frequently! Often times, I find myself talking about some of them and sharing some of my funniest moments with them. Man, sooooo many good memories & laughs for days!! The nursing home I worked at for the longest & feel most connected to is called “McKenzie Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center”. It’s like a second home for me “work wise” and a lot of people there are like family to me, both coworkers and residents. Lots of people with great big hearts!!! I am forever missing them but today I miss them a little more than usual!! I really need to get over there and visit but my life has been so hectic and busy here lately that I really hadn’t had the time to make that drive 😦 but very soon, I plan to pop up and do a sweet little surprise visit!!

If you have loved ones or know anyone living in a nursing home.. be sure to take the time out and go see them. Even if it’s for half an hr or less. They appreciate little things like that so much. So many of them get put in there and begin to feel forgotten by family because no one ever stops by to visit OR call! I’ve seen some family members actually come to the nursing home to pay their loved ones monthly rent and then just leave and not return for another 1-6 months. It used to sadden me so badly to see some of my residents get so emotional over things like that and of course that’s where I and many other healthcare providers (CNA’S & Nurses) stepped in to be that family they thought they lost and to show the love they felt like they were missing! Showing lots of love, being silly (me all the time, haha) & just doing whatever to help keep their mind off of what was hurting them on a daily basis.

I’m forever grateful for the Administrator (Julie Roberts) & My boss at the time (Gina Collins) for even giving me the opportunity to be apart of something so genuine & make a difference in the lives of the residents @ McKenzie Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center. All the time, I was trying to make a difference in their lives… little do they know, they made a difference in mine.

Thanks for reading & tuning in with me today! Feb. 15th will always have me in my feelings about becoming and being a CNA (certified nursing assistant) and today I just felt like sharing some of my thoughts on it! I guess I’ll end it right here because I know this is something I could talk about for hours haha. Don’t forget to Like, Comment or Share!!! 🙂 You guys have a blessed day!