Goodbye 2010, HELLO 2011!

As 2010 comes to a close, I cannot help but reflect on all that has transpired. New house, new (to me) car, new opportunities on the job (praying for a promotion in 2011) and strange challenges – like the routine annual checkup I had a few weeks ago.

I left the place after the checkup, thinking nothing of it. Less than one week later I received a call from my primary physician to stop by to pick up a prescription to GO BACK and redo the test! (Huh?) I tried to calm myself down by saying “Maybe they’re just checking on the issue you had a few years earlier that was resolved. Maybe they just want to confirm.” When I went to pick up the paperwork and noticed it was NOT what I thought, I indeed started to panic. Just a little. So I procrastinated in setting up the follow-up visit because they could end up telling me something I didn’t want to hear. Well, two days before Christmas, I bravely walked into the place, redid the test, sat through another test and the radiologist walked into the room with a warm smile and his extended hand (for a handshake) and said “Everything is fine! See you next year.” I could have hugged AND kissed him! (He was old enough to be my grandfather, I think….)

So this year has been interesting. But what I think has kept me intact is my inner circle: My grandmother, who calls me at least once per day; my dad who lives 2 minutes away from me but checks in by phone constantly; other friends who respond with inbox messages to my facebook status updates when they sound “weird” and phone calls from other close friends when they KNOW I need to hear their voices. And I can’t leave out my biggest supporter: GOD. Yes, God. He has been with me from the moment I was conceived until now. My life’s journey has been kinda rough, but I’m still standing.

So, here’s to 2010 – because it’s been a blessed year – but definitely HOORAY for 2011! I can’t wait to see what lies just ahead!

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The Path to Destiny

The path to destiny is not necessarily clear-cut or predictable.

Many who are now walking in their life’s calling will say they either had promptings that they needed to do it or situations presented themselves unexpectedly and resulted in a new direction for them.

I would say I am experiencing the latter.

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