Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! I know, I know, I am three months late but show your girl some grace. All jokes aside though, Happy New Year guys. I hope that 2023 is treating you well so far and exceeding your expectations. For those experiencing a rocky start, I urge you to believe that God will start shifting your situation around for your good and His glory. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Understand that God has more in store for you.
He is indeed a faithful father and friend whose desire is for you to trust in Him. I am speaking from experience when I say God is “able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20 NKJV)
Now that I’ve finally wished you a Happy New Year, let’s catch up! For today's entry, I want to take the time to update you all on what I’ve been up to and what I am hoping for in this New Year. First, let’s tackle the topic of employment. In December 2022, I had to make one of the toughest decisions of my life thus far: quit my job or stay. Ultimately, I made the decision to leave my job as a medical scribe in January 2023 to focus my attention on my long-term goals. I am positive that I’ve shared here before that I am an aspiring physician. One thing that I’ve come to learn on this journey is that working towards being admitted into medical school requires a lot of my time and dedication.
It took some time for me to realize that the urgent care was taking up large amounts of my time and energy which ultimately led to a lack of motivation. I have always had big dreams for myself and it wasn’t until December 2022 that I realized in order to reach those dreams, I needed to start making some changes. I wanted to be more productive, motivated, and passionate about what really mattered to me which has been and will continue to be securing a successful future for myself. With the help and support of my mentor, family, and friends, I decided to take that leap of faith and left my job. By no means was it an easy decision to make. Of course there was some fear and hesitation but I knew in my heart that it was the right move and most importantly, I knew that God was and still is in my corner.
With that being said, in 2023 I am choosing to worry less and to trust God more. I want to witness an increase in my faith and a move from God that I have never experienced before. I want to trust God with my ups and my downs, believing that “for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (ESV). I am very excited to see what God has in store for me because He always exceeds my expectations!
If I had to leave you with one piece of advice today, it would be to not settle for less. Do not settle for less in your relationships, careers, education, finances, or any other aspects of life. If you want more, go for it. However, understand that it will require some form of sacrifice. For me, I had to sacrifice my job and consistent income so I could invest in the future Alexandra. I know it’s easier said than done but “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31 ESV).
Well, that's it from me guys. Wooh! Only the Lord knows how much I needed this time to write to you all today. I hope that you all felt blessed reading this as much as I felt blessed writing it. It’s been almost a year since I’ve written my last entry so it felt really good to just focus on Flourish today.
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