I am Grateful

Saw this post again from selfcarespotlight on Instagram and thought I would do and list down these gratitude prompts 😊

It has been 9 months since the first lockdown and we are still under community quarantine and with year 2021 still a blur. These past months, I had more anxiety attacks and my mood has been fluctuating. And although I have been very down most of the time of the year, I always make it a point to feel thankful and blessed.

Okay, so lets start with the Person I am glad to have in my life. Honestly there are a lot of them but to narrow it down to just one person, I think my partner gets all the credit. I am just so thankful to have my partner in my life. Moms who had it tough this year, frontliner moms, post partum moms, pregnant moms and single moms and work from home moms like me..and to have a partner by my side supporting and helping me throughout is a gift. If there is anything, I totally think that our relationship has grown and we bonded more since I am at home with him and our son.

I am just excited for the upcoming holidays. Having a child with you on Christmas and New years day is ten folds the happiness and I cant wait to celebrate the Holidays with the rest of the families. I hope and pray that we’ll be safe and sound even after the holidays. I am also looking forward for 2021, there’s a saying “new year, new you” and I think most people use the new year to come out of and have a clean slate. Its like another opportunity to get things right and new year brings hope to everyone.

There’s not really any specific positive news that I have for our family have lately but I think that us being healthy and complete as we close 2020 is already something good and positive and should always be thankful for. Another thing is having to keep our jobs amidst the pandemic. Losing jobs in this difficult time is truly devastating and I just cant imagine what Could happen to us and our families. Always grateful.

If there’s a particular memory that will always make me smile its definitely the last time that me and my partner put on an all nighter and talked till sun up. We reminisced and looked back 5 years ago to what we have now. It’s amazing to see that all our personal goals have come into fruition. Although Our long term goals are still ongoing, I am sure we’ll achieve it as long as we keep our eyes on the target.

My favorite part about the Holidays is when I see my child beaming with happiness. When we celebrated NEw year’s eve, Mason suddenly blurted, “thank you for the celebration Momi, I loveyou!” Huhu.. Oh My heart!! Definitely seeing him being so happy and thankful for these little things is my favorite part of the Holidays.

I think, I should make another post about this but for the mean time, I hope 2021 brings light and hopefully be virus free for everyone.

New work, Old stuff: One great Person.

I dreamed a thousand new paths. . . I woke and walked my old one.

Everything that’s been happening in my life right now is all because of my continuous faith in Him. I’ve had some issues every now and then (actually most of the time) regarding my future and my career and it almost drove me crazy! I’ve been having struggling concerns whether I should pursue a different career or  get back to the Nursing field.

I almost gave up looking for a Nursing related job the day that I went and looked for a job that is related to my previous work. I was already in the building of the company that I was supposed to be applying for as an online English Teacher. But, right before I get inside the elevator, a Medical clinic contacted me and told me that I’ll have an interview in the afternoon, after receiving that text, I paused for a while and hurried out the lobby and rode a jeepney back to our house to prepare for that Interview. I was excited and nervous at the same time. I don’t know why, but after the interview with the HR and Branch Manager, I really hoped that everything will go in my favor and it did! Smile was all over my face when I told my family and my boyfriend.

I also had a problem (I get easily depressed and disturbed) when I was ask to visit a cardiologist because they had me pending due to some cardiac findings and it turned out that everything was normal and fine. Again, I thank Lord God for that. I know, he wouldn’t give me something if it’s not really for me. For that one month, He’s been my anchor on the times that I’ve almost given up. His name is in constant playlist on my mind.

Today, I received a text that I’ll have my orientation and will start working on Wednesday, I’m really anxious and scared because I haven’t been a nurse for so long now and after a year and months I’ll be back to my good ol’ days of being a Nurse. But, I’m delighted as ever because I’ll meet new people, new workplace and pursue the career that I’ve been wishing for and of course this is for my Mom, she really wants me to pursue this. Making her happy makes me happy. 

This is really a huge deal for me, even though it is not in the hospital, to have a work as a Nurse is truly a big thing, knowing that it is really difficult to find a work like this. It’s true that everything that you want and been dreaming for will come just as long as you keep your faith and endless prayers in Him (of course do not forget to work hard for it). You just have to wait because he’ll surely give it to you at the right time and moment. Mine’s one answered prayer. =)

A new morning means a new beginning, a new struggle, a new endeavor, but with the Lord by our side we can overcome any challenges and turn obstacles into stepping stones.